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 …

Clinical use of nomograms and other tools in prostate cancer counseling and prognosis

Clinical guidelines from such organizations as the American Urological Association (AUA) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) call for measures designed to improve quality of care and facilitate better treatment decisions for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. The degree to which this really happens, however, is not well understood. … READ MORE …

“How to select the optimal therapy for early-stage prostate cancer”

The title of this commentary is also the title of a review article just published in Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. While this is hardly a “first tier” journal for the average urologist or radiation oncologist, it is still gratifying to see an increase in this type of article in the peer-reviewed literature. … READ MORE …

Quality of life at 12 months post-surgery for localized prostate cancer

There is an interesting new report in the Journal of Urology that addresses perceptions of and actual quality of life of a cohort of German patients for up to 12 months after they were treated with radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

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