The Debate Over Prostate Cancer Treatment

It is estimated that 30-40 percent of men over 50 years old will be affected by prostate cancer, however, there is some debate in the medical community regarding which course of action is best going forward.

Routine monitoring of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) may reveal false- positive, and positive results which may later lead to unnecessary and often harmful treatment.

Elevated levels of this protein can indicate prostate cancer, but it can be caused by other things as well..

Several studies have suggested many men are over-screened for prostate cancer, and this over-screening has in many cases caused more harm than good, leading men to chose a biopsy and treatment for a slow-growing cancer that may have never caused them harm during their lifetimes.

Alternative strategies for men with low-risk prostate cancer typically fall into two camps: observation with and without the intent to cure.

Do get a second opinion when treating your condition and consult your physician for the best course of action for your case.

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