Choosing ‘Watchful Waiting’ for Prostate Cancer
Happy Friday, Lindi Skin friends! Did you know that, this year, about 240,000 men will be given a diagnosis of prostate cancer? Although 81 percent of them will discover the disease at a very early stage, and although prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, most of these men will choose aggressive treatment, opting for removal of the prostate, or radiation treatments that often render them impotent or incontinent — or both. Last week, a groundbreaking new study showed that men with early-stage disease who opt for watchful waiting are just as likely to survive as men who undergo surgery.
Read more at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/choosing-watchful-waiting-for-prostate-cancer/?smid=tw-nytimeswell&seid=auto