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Urology - Prostate Cancer
Observation - "Active Surveillance" or "Watchful Waiting"
Active surveillance or Watchful Waiting is based on the premise that localised prostate cancers may advance so slowly that they are unlikely to cause any problems during the patient’s lifetime. Patients who opt for active surveillance are typically asked to schedule regular medical checkups.
The most obvious candidates for watchful waiting are older men whose tumors are small and slow-growing, as judged by a low Gleason score and other diagnostic tests.
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