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One healthcare provider may not be able to provide all the information and expertise about the various treatments. Therefore, talk with your whole healthcare team and ask them to consult with each other to identify a path forward that fits your needs and treatment goals.

Importance of a Multi-Disciplinary Team PDF

  • Bring different specialties together to help plan your next step and treatment strategy.
  • Team may include:
    • Urologist
    • Medical Oncologist
    • Radiation Oncologist
    • General Practitioner
    • Therapist or Psychologist
    • Nurses
    • Pain Management
    • Nutritionist
    • Social Worker 
  • Second opinions are critical.  Patients should seek a second opinion at key decision points during the disease journey.

“For the first month or two, I continued to swim, though not as much as I had been. I assumed that if I stayed active it would help me through the chemo. I was never incapacitated in that sense. There were a few days where either I didn’t feel well or was really tired, so I didn’t go out and pound the pavement or anything.”

Prostatepedia Interview 8/28/18