Items Tagged ‘watchful waiting’

August 10, 2016

New Tool Helps Men Evaluate Watchful Waiting in Early Stage Prostate Cancer


Over 90 percent of prostate cancers are detected at a curable stage, with men more likely to die of other diseases than from this cancer. Although patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer have treatment options: active surveillance, also called watchful waiting, in which the cancer is monitored periodically to detect any changes, or active treatment […]

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Tags: Decision Counseling Program, News, pilot study, Prostate Cancer, watchful waiting

July 15, 2015

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


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