PROSTATE CANCER: THE BENEFIT AND DISADVANTAGES OF WATCHFUL WAITING

On the other hand, the benefits of watchful waiting aren’t that clear for younger men with localized disease—men who probably could be cured if they act in time. The biggest disadvantage here is patient is being watched. If you are in otherwise good health, have localized prostate cancer, and a life expectancy longer than ten years.

Which form of treatment is best for your There are two good choices — radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy.

Radiation therapy’s great advantage is that not surgery . Therefore, it’s an ideal form of treatment for men who are older, or who have cancer that is too advanced to cure by surgery. The big advantage of radical prostatectomy is that there is no better way to completely eliminate cancer that is curable. The best candidates for radical prostatectomy are men who are young enough and healthy enough to live.

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