Active Surveillance

Active surveillance or watchful waiting is a treatment option that involves careful observation monitored through a PSA blood test, a digital rectal exam and usually a repeat biopsy annually to see if these tests indicate that the cancer is growing.

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This could be an accurate treatment choice for men who:

     -Are found to have less aggressive tumors, which often tend to grow slowly
     -Are older than 70 years of age
     -Have significant coexisting illnesses
     -Are fearful of the side effects of more aggressive therapies