Prostate Cancer - Patient Resources

Education Materials:

  • Help after Treatment:  Managing Health Care Concerns after Prostate Cancer – Michigan Cancer Consortium
    Men with prostate cancer often have troubling symptoms that continue after treatment has ended. A series of 15 guides have been developed to help men manage these symptoms that can occur following treatment. Each guide describes a symptom, gives practical tips for managing it, and indicates when further professional help is needed. All are available in English, Spanish and Arabic addressing the following concerns:
    • "Bowel Problems After Radiation"
    • "Brittle Bones From Hormone Therapy"
    • "Coping with Cancer Stress — Skills for Patients and Caregivers"
    • "Coping with Hormone Changes from Prostate Cancer Treatment"
    • "Dealing With Strong Feelings About Cancer"
    • "Fatigue — Feeling Tired or Worn Out"
    • "Feeling Like a Man After Prostate Cancer Treatment"
    • "Listening and Talking — Family Communication and Prostate Cancer"
    • "Losing Your Hair"
    • "Sexual Side Effects"
    • "Sexual Side Effects for Gay/Bisexual Men"
    • "Staying Hopeful When the Future is Uncertain"
    • "Support for the Spouses/Partners of Prostate Cancer Patients"
    • "Urine Leaks After Prostate Cancer Treatment"
    • "Urine Problems After Radiation"

  • Making the Choice: Deciding What to Do About Early Stage Prostate Cancer – Michigan Cancer Consortium:
    This booklet discusses treatment choices for men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer including the possible results of different treatment choices.  This booklet is available in an online PDF format.
  • The Prostate Cancer Playbook - Us TOO International
    This resource booklet contains information for prostate cancer patients and their families related to communication with the medical team, building a support system, and tips for finding the right treatment. the booklet also contains workseets that can be a helpful resource during doctor appointments.

Websites of Interest:

  • American Cancer Society
    Topics covered on the American Cancer Society's prostate cancer web page include prevention and early detection, recent research efforts, and information about support networks.

  • Prostate Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Here, you will find information about the burden of prostate cancer, early detection, and treatment.
  • Us TOO
    Us TOO is a grassroots organization started by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors and their spouses/partners and families it is dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

More information is available on these MCC pages: