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Managing prostate cancer while you wait-and-see
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Men who follow active surveillance or watchful waiting for their low-risk prostate cancer still need to stay engaged.
More men are choosing active surveillance or watchful waiting for their low-risk prostate cancer diagnosis. While these two "wait and see" approaches may appear passive, they can provide opportunities for men to get more active about their overall wellness.
"There is a good chance men will live a long time with low-risk prostate cancer, and they should do everything they can to ensure their life is the healthiest and the highest quality it can be," says Dr. Jacob Berchuck, an oncologist with Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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