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Prostate cancer: How can we decide when to treat?

Prostate cancer: How can we decide when to treat?

You have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and your doctor gives you the option of not being treated, but of remaining under observation: is there any objective way you can decide to be treated or not treated? What should you do? Now using first results from analysis of the world’s biggest Active Surveillance prostate cancer database, scientists have begun to identify which patients are at risk of the disease developing and which patients can continue to safely delay treatment.

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