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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.

Be Informed

Understand what prostate cancer is, how it’s diagnosed, treated and the overall health journey. Read our Education or Other Resources.

Be Involved

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.