Prostate Cancer Risk Calculators and Decision Aids
Below are resources to help you understand the potential benefits and harms of different treatments for prostate cancer. Risk calculators and risk tables provide personalized estimates of the likelihood of experiencing various outcomes like the recurrence or spread of prostate cancer. Decision aids provide information to help prostate cancer patients weigh different treatment options.


Pre-Treatment Prediction Tool
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute

Which tool you use depends on where you are in the stage of your disease and what treatment you have already had. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute's Pre-treatment Prediction Tool can be used to predict probability of recurrence prior to a primary treatment (radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy). Note that this tool does not predict probability of recurrence after external beam radiation therapy.



Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pre-Treatment Tool

Partin Tables
The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University Hospital

The Partin Tables from Johns Hopkins Univeristy are used by urologists around the world for counseling patients preoperatively and for surgical planning. This tool predicts the risk of cancer extending beyond the prostate after surgery. Not all patients with such extension develop a cancer recurrence, though some should consider additional radiation therapy after surgery.



Johns Hopkins Partin Tables

Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Decision Aid
U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

This decision aid is for you if you have been diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer. The information in this decision aid will prepare you to talk with your doctor about your options for treating or monitoring your cancer. The Maine Medical Center Prostate Cancer Program is piloting this tool to assess its usefulness and acceptance among patients.



AHRQ Decision Aid

 


 

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