Active Surveillance

Many Doctors believe that if you have low grade prostate cancer, the best form of action is active surveillance, as the side effects of treatment can be worse than any symptoms you may suffer.

Patients on actively surveillance will have their PSA measured regularly and may never need their prostate cancer treated, just monitored.  If symptoms develop you doctor will talk to you about treatment options available.

It is worth noting that more men die with prostate cancer than of prostate cancer, so being able to recognise those patients who never need treatment is very important, and this is why Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and other charities are funding research into better tests so we can distinguish those cancers that need treatment and those that don’t.

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