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I've just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, what do I need to do?

Choosing a treatment option for prostate cancer—including not treating—can be confusing. In this video, Simon Hall, MD, chairman of the department of urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains the side effects of treating prostate cancer.

Once prostate cancer is found, you must have tests performed to find out if the cancer has spread and, if so, to what extent. Treatment depends on the extent of the cancer. To understand your treatment options, you may want to consult with a urologist and a radiation oncologist for help deciding what is the best treatment plan for you. For some treatments, the expense and risks associated with them may not outweigh the benefits.

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