Items Tagged ‘low-risk’

November 5th, 2015

Shorter Course of Radiation as Effective as Longer Course in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

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A shorter course of hypofractionated radiation therapy, a treatment in which larger doses of radiation are delivered over a shorter time period than conventional radiation, appears as effective as longer courses for men with low-risk prostate cancer. These results were recently presented at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation (ASTRO). […]

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Tags: Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, hypofractionated radiation therapy, low-risk, News, Prostate Cancer


July 15th, 2015

More Men with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Are Delaying Treatment until Progression

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Increasingly more men with low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer appear to choose active surveillance (or watchful waiting) instead of treatment. As a result, they’re avoiding the risk of long-term side effects of treatment. These findings were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The treatment of early-stage prostate cancer with low risk of progression […]

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Tags: active surveillance, Early Stage I-II (A-B) Prostate Cancer, early-stage, low-risk, News, Prostate Cancer, side effects, treatment, watchful waiting