Is Active Surveillance a Good Choice?

Given the risks of prostate biopsy and the major potential side effects of a radical prostatectomy, many men are choosing to monitor their prostate symptoms, rather than seek invasive treatments.  The decision to pursue Active Surveillance (AS) varies based upon a number of factors and should be carefully discussed with physicians.

“AS is a safe and effective approach which spares any properly selected men younger than 60 years with low risk prostate cancer from intervention, provides adequate time for intervention if required, and shows durable disease specific survival.” 

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