FAQ

I’VE BEEN DIAGNOSED, NOW WHAT?

 

TIPS

CONTROL FREAK!

This is YOUR body. YOUR Life. 

 

This is YOUR body. YOUR Life. 

You are the one who will have to live with and manage the consequences of the therapies and procedures you undergo. 

Consider these steps as an effective pathway to making thoughtful, fact-based decisions regarding your treatment plan. The decisions are yours to make.

BREATHE

Take a moment to catch your breath and stop to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider your options.

GET A SECOND OPINION

I can bet you don’t get serious body work done on your car without researching and getting at least two opinions/quotes. Why would you value the care of your own body any less?

BE PROACTIVE

Investigate. The web is a wonderful source of information

ASK YOUR DOCTOR QUESTIONS

Tell him to give you the answers to the questions you don’t yet know to ask!

BE A CONTROL FREAK!

Weigh your options.  Maintain control over your care. Be a control freak!

CONFIDE IN YOUR FAMILY

You have fears and so do they. Keeping the lines of communication open can be a huge factor in the quality of life you will experience as you live with this diagnosis. It is YOUR decision on how you will proceed with each step.

BE PREPARED

To receive a LOT of well-meaning advice and perhaps even edicts from your medical team. Speak frankly with your Doctors, your family members and others and make it clear that their role is to honor your choices. Let them know you appreciate their support but that you will not surrender your power over your life to anyone.

REACH OUT

to others. You are not alone.

The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 174,650 men will be diagnosed in 2019.

Tony Masraff is here to offer a compassionate ear and his personal experience living with prostate cancer. He can be reached by email, text or phone at Tony Masraff 713.376.1950Tony@tpcr.org 

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