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A PATIENT WITH prostate cancer will be looking for practical advice and psychological support, so let him know about these online resources. You can use these sites to download fact sheets that will help him and his family learn more about the disease.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate

 

This government-sponsored site offers the latest statistics and research updates on prostate cancer. Visitors can download brochures and fact sheets, listen to podcasts, and sign up for e-mail updates.

 

Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-cancer/DS00043

 

This resource offers both basic and in-depth information on prostate cancer. Visitors can browse articles, receive personalized guidance through the Mayo Clinic Health Manager, and subscribe to the "Living with Cancer" e-newsletter.

 

National Cancer Institute

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

 

Patients and their families can find statistics and information on causes, treatment options, research advances, and current clinical trials for prostate cancer. A toll-free number as well as an online chat feature is available for patients with questions.

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation

http://www.pcf.org

 

This site offers detailed articles on symptoms and diagnosis and the latest treatment options. Visitors to the site can sign up for a newsletter and get involved in fund-raising.

 

WebMD Prostate Cancer Health Center

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer

 

Providing a comprehensive guide to prostate cancer, this website includes information about the disease, news on the latest research, and descriptions of current treatment options. It also offers videos, personal stories from men living with the disease, and a community discussion board.