Online tool may help with prostate treatment decisions.
Have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a PSA screening? Bewildered by what to do? In addition to talking with your urologist and scouring the Internet for reliable medical information, you may want to consider a nomogram. A prostate cancer nomogram is a calculating process, often available online, used to predict one’s prognosis based on certain variables or qualities of his cancer. That ability, in turn, helps determine treatment choices — and avoid overtreatment. An over diagnosed cancer is one that would not cause symptoms or pose risk to a patient. Some prostate cancers are very slow growing and secondary to other more significant medical cancers. Some academic institutions have developed prostate cancer nomograms that are available online.