‘Active Surveillance’ of Lower Risk Prostate Cancers Seen as Safe Approach in Study, But Only in Certain Patients

‘Active Surveillance’ of Lower Risk Prostate Cancers Seen as Safe Approach in Study, But Only in Certain Patients
Researchers analyzing clinical and pathological outcomes in men with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer under “active surveillance” found that — despite close monitoring —   metastatic disease develops in about 3 percent of these patients, and can rise to as high as 10 percent in those at the upper limits of intermediate risk. The study, “Metastatic

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