Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. More than 3 million men in the United States have prostate cancer. There are many treatment options. But choosing the best treatment can be hard. In this study, the research team wanted to help men with prostate cancer and their caregivers make decisions about treatment. Caregivers in this study included the men’s partners or spouses.
The team compared two groups of men and their caregivers. The first group received a mobile app called the Personalized Health Information Navigator. The app had information about the benefits and risks of all prostate cancer treatment options. It also helped men with prostate cancer make decisions based on what’s important to them. The second group received paper booklets with similar information about treatment options. Men and their caregivers in both groups worked with a community support person during the study. The support person went over the information in the app or paper booklet.