CDC's New Virtual Human Simulation - Talk to Someone About Prostate Cancer
Talk to Someone About Prostate Cancer is a virtual human simulation that was created to help men get a better understanding of prostate health, risks for prostate cancer, and options for screening and treatment. Nathan provides an interactive conversation guided by questions about prostate cancer that you choose.
This new prostate cancer resource features a Screening module for prostate cancer screening conversations and a Treatment module that provides information on treatment options. These modules cover things to consider when making decisions about screening and treatment. Common questions include:
- What do I need to know about prostate cancer?
- Do I need to get screened for prostate cancer?
- How do I talk to my doctor about my diagnosis?
- What are my treatment options?
The Treatment module features a conversation pathway for providers to teach shared decision-making skills. Providers can interact with Nathan in a clinical encounter to help improve consultation skills when discussing screening and treatment decisions with men.
This innovative resource was developed through a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health simulation company Kognito, and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD).
You can access the Talk to Someone about Prostate Cancer simulation from the CDC prostate cancer website.