Counseling and support associated with active surveillance: highly necessary for some

It is well understood that some (perhaps even many) men diagnosed with low-risk disease have difficulty accepting active monitoring of any type as an effective and safe management strategy for deferring immediate, unnecessary treatment  — and perhaps being able to avoid treatment at all. … READ MORE …

Are US urologists really acceptant of active surveillance?

According to a new study published on line in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 370/425 urologists who responded to a recent survey felt that active surveillance was a reasonable management strategy and about 350/425 actually manage patients by using this approach. But … READ MORE …

The gradual acceptance of active surveillance in prostate cancer management

We recommend to our readers a recent article in Medscape Oncology entitled “What’s impeding active surveillance in prostate cancer?” The article is based on a review by Cooperberg et al. in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. However, the full text of that review article is not easily accessible for most patients and advocates. … READ MORE …

Data on acceptance/outcomes of AS regardless of age

A new report from the Cleveland Clinic provides us with rigorous data on the acceptability and outcomes of active surveillance (AS) as a management strategy for men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer — regardless of their age at the time of diagnosis. … READ MORE …

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