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Active Surveillance

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you should discuss treatments and quality-of-life issues with your cancer care team.

Your team should include a urologist and a radiation oncologist. You can also get helpful advice from a medical oncologist.

Common treatments are surgery and radiation. However, there is another approach to learn about. It’s called “active surveillance” or “watchful waiting.” It’s for men with low-risk prostate cancer.

In active surveillance, your team watches your condition closely. If tests show that it’s getting worse, you will get treatment. Discuss active surveillance with your team.

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