May 18, 2018
More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men’s sexual health without increasing their risk of death.
The latest evidence that more men are postponing aggressive therapy unless their symptoms worsen came in a large study published Tuesday that involved more than 125,000 veterans diagnosed with nonaggressive prostate cancer between 2005 and 2015.
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