Table of Contents
- What is the Prostate?
- What is Prostate Cancer?
- Black Men and Prostate Cancer
- Risk Factors
- Screening and PSA Test
- Diagnosis and Staging
- I’ve Been Diagnosed… Now What?
- Lifestyle Changes
- Sexual Health
- For Caregivers: Friends and Family
What To Do Next
If your loved one was newly or recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and this information is new to you, here are some suggested next steps.
If your loved one allows, be involved in their care and talking with their healthcare team. This may include helping to book and schedule appointments, drive them to checkups, or finding information for them. Recognize that they are still the decision maker and to respect their choices, but encourage them to seek support groups, professional services or involve others in their journey. Call the Walnut Foundation or join our Monthly Meeting.
Find Support For Yourself
As a caregiver, it is important to Self Care by taking care of your own physical, mental and emotional well-being. Have other family members or friends be involved in your loved one’s care – don’t place the entire weight of their illness solely on your shoulders. Join a support group for caregivers to speak to and learn from others who have been in your shoes.