An Evidence Review of Active Surveillance in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer – AHRQ – 6 December 2011

Posted on December 19, 2011. Filed under: Oncology | Tags: |

An Evidence Review of Active Surveillance in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer – AHRQ – 6 December 2011

“Active surveillance (AS) and watchful waiting (WW) are two observational followup strategies that forgo immediate therapy in patients with prostate cancer, with the goal of minimizing the morbidities and costs of immediate active treatment for men who may never develop cancer-related symptoms or who are interested in palliative treatments only. AS is curative in intent, and WW is palliative.”

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