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UCLA Urology Prostate Cancer Resources and Educational Materials

Nature Reviews Disease Primer: Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Primer

UCLA Urology Prostate Cancer Resources

UCLA Urology Prostate Cancer Educational Materials

The following educational materials have been developed based on the general experiences of many prostate cancer patients. Your particular experience may be different, so always refer to your doctor or health care team with any personal concerns. If you have any questions about what prostate cancer treatment services are covered by your health insurance, please contact your health care provider or health insurance provider.

Advanced Prostate Cancer

You and your doctor may be talking about chemotherapy as a way to control your prostate cancer. These reading materials will help you better understand chemotherapy as a treatment option, as well as learning how to manage the side effects you may experience from chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and Prostate Cancer

Localized Prostate Cancer Topics

You and your doctor may be talking about using radiation therapy, brachytherapy, or intensity modulated radiation therapy to treat your prostate cancer. It is important for you to learn about these treatment options so that you and your doctor can choose the type of therapy that will work best for you.

Hormone Therapy
You and your doctor may be talking about using hormone therapy to control your prostate cancer. It is important for you to learn about hormone therapy so that you will know what to expect and how best to take care of yourself before, during, and after treatment.
Hormone Therapy and Prostate Cancer

Post-treatment Topics

TrueNTH is a Movember Foundation initiative offering an online, tailored interactive program to support men and their partners on their journey toward sexual recovery after prostate cancer treatment. 

Surgical Therapy Topics

Pelvic Floor Exercises and Kegel Exercises for Men with Prostate Cancer
Kegel exercise is a simple way to help strengthen your muscles. This exercise will help you have more control over your urine flow after your prostate cancer treatment. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Kegel Exercises for Men 

Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction
When you have treatment for your prostate cancer, you may have erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) as a side effect. The good news is that there are ways to deal with erectile dysfunction. Learn more

Urinary Catheter Care
When you have prostate cancer you may need a urinary catheter to help your bladder or urethra heal or to help lessen the side effects from treatment. Catheter Care FAQs

What is a Urinary Catheter?

  • What a urinary catheter is and why you may need one.
  • Cleanining and caring for a catheter, emptying and cleaning a urine collection bag.
  • Identifying and fixing problems and when to call the doctor.

These education materials were made possible by a grant from the California Department of Justice, Antitrust Law Section, from litigation settlement funds to benefit Californians diagnosed with cancer or their families.