Many men face decisions about treatments for an enlarged prostate and the treatment options may cause much confusion. To help men understand their options, the Foundation has developed a Shared Decision-Making® Program called Treatment Choices for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
This program is for men with lower urinary tract symptoms that their health care providers believe are cause by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. It describes what BPH is, provides a worksheet for rating symptoms, and compares the benefits and risks of several treatment options, including: watchful waiting, drug treatments, minimally invasive therapies and surgery.
Interviews showcase many real patients who chose different treatment options to manage their BPH. They describe their symptoms, the factors they considered in their decisions and their experiences with treatment.
This program was developed with our production partner, Health Dialog. It is available as a DVD, a booklet and a web-based program (Health Crossroads®) for Health Dialog members.