Newly Diagnosed FAQ
Once your urologist has booked your surgery, the wait can be 1-3 months, depending on the type of surgery and the doctor.
You need a doctor to refer you to one of the 16 Urologists in Calgary. This doctor can be from out of province.
Not necessarily. It could be an infection of the prostate or a urinary tract infection.
You will need to have your PSA tested at 3 and 6 months after surgery and yearly after that.
No. They are generally not used to diagnose prostate cancer. If indicated, a bone scan is done to rule out metastasis.
You need to contact EFW at 403-541-1200.
Your biopsy shows that you have low risk cancer, but it isn’t necessary to treat it. Your urologist may discuss actively monitoring your PSA and DRE and perhaps repeat biopsies.
You need to discuss this with your Urologist.
From your family doctor or at the Man Van. See when it will be in your neighbourhood at www.getchecked.ca.
Do you know of any alternatives to surgery and radiation in reducing the growth of this disease via diet and exercise/ lifestyle change?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet are good ways to help fight cancer and an exercise counselor and dietitian would be able to help you with that. If you have a diagnosis of cancer, it is important to follow up with your urologist. If the risk is low you may be able to have active surveillance, checking your PSA and having a digital rectal exam regularly. If the risk becomes higher, surgery or radiation may be recommended.
You will be admitted to Daycare. Everything will be stored there and sent up to your room on Unit 82 after your surgery. So leave valuables at home.
You can search for a family doctor near you here: http://www.cpsa.ca.