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How often do you check in with your treatment team?

It’s important for patients and their loved ones to form strong relationships with their advanced prostate cancer treatment team. Make sure you are seeing your team routinely to stay informed and confident about your diagnosis, treatment, and overall care.

Get your questions answered

Schedule regular visits with your treatment team. Between these regular visits, write down all of the questions that come up so you don’t forget them when the time comes to ask.

Check levels monthly

The goals when starting ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) are to get testosterone below 20 ng/dL and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) below 0.1 ng/mL (or as low as possible)—get your levels checked routinely to see how well therapy is working.

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STAYING HEALTHY BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS

staying healthy between appointments

No matter which medications you are taking for your advanced prostate cancer, you can use the time between appointments to improve and maintain your overall health. Some simple lifestyle changes can help you get on the road to supporting your treatment and overall wellness.

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THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADT

The growth and function of prostate cancer cells depend on testosterone. ADT is a type of medicine used to lower hormone levels, including testosterone, in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

There are several types of ADT, and they lower testosterone differently. The ADT chosen may affect the time it takes your testosterone level to lower. Talk to your doctor about which option is best for you.

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