| This protocol should only be undertaken under
the monitoring of your doctor. There are situations, based on the
individual patient, when a non-aggressive approach to treating the
disease is best recommended. The most definitive clinical research
has shown that men with less than a 10 year life expectancy and
low-volume tumors are the best candidates for aggressive monitoring;
all other patients are encouraged to seek a more curative approach.
Discuss your particular disease condition with your doctor if you
are contemplating this method.
The Role of Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer
National Institutions of Health statement on Active
Points - a compilation of research abstracts which highlight the pros and cons of this protocol.
Management - Comprehensive discussion of candidacy for this protocol and who best can benefit