New Online Tool Developed at the UT Health Science Center
It’s tough for men to understand their risk of prostate cancer, and it can be equally tough for physicians to understand each individual patient’s risk. Now patients and their doctors have an enhanced online tool that helps calculate the patient’s individual risk of developing prostate cancer.
Version 2.0 of the Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator was developed at the UT Health Science Center with the help of Dr. Ian M. Thompson, director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center. “Step by step, we are assembling the tools to help men work with their doctors to make better informed decisions about their treatment,” says Dr. Thompson. “And as steps go, this is a big one.”
The free calculator takes just minutes to provide a man more information about his risk for both low-grade prostate cancer, which may never require treatment, and high-grade prostate cancer.
To locate the online risk calculator, visit www.uthscsa.edu and search “prostate cancer risk calculator.”