Use of conservative management for low-risk prostate cancer ‘increasing rapidly'
1 month ago - By Healio
Conservative management or deferred treatment is the preferred approach for men with low-risk prostate cancer, according to results of a large VA cohort study.
Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor of urology and population health at NYU Langone Health and the Manhattan VA, and colleagues assessed utilization of conservative management in a cohort of 125,083 veterans newly diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2005 and 2015.
In 2005, 27% of men aged 65 years or younger chose to postpone immediate therapy and 4% elected to be managed with active surveillance. In 2015, 75% chose to
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