Moreover, active surveillance doesn't mean doing nothing, he pointed out. It means yearly biopsies and regular PSA screenings to look for changes in the cancer.
Also, surgery and radiation treatment have improved, and the risks of side effects such as incontinence and impotence are greatly reduced. "If you remove the prostate and cure them, that's as good as any kind of active surveillance," Samadi said.
For more information on prostate cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.
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