Study: Waiting doesn't worsen some prostate cancer outcomes

03/1/2006 | Yahoo!

The approach of watchful waiting in men with small, low-grade prostate tumors does not usually cause a worse outcome for cancers, according to a new study. Health care providers often delay surgery to avoid overtreating men who may never die from prostate cancer, and the study of 38 men who delayed treatment for up to two years showed that they were no more likely to develop aggressive cancer than those treated within three months.

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