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What to Know About "Watchful Waiting" for Prostate Cancer

By November 25, 2011

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"Watchful waiting" is today accepted as a legitimate alternative for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer who may not need to be immediately treated for their disease.   It is sometimes known as "active surveillance" and involves carefully monitoring for the development of worsening or spreading prostate cancer - rather than actively treating the cancer.

This is obviously a controversial option in some doctors' and patients' eyes, but it does have a role in the correct circumstances.

You can read all about "watchful waiting" here.


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