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Is it always necessary to treat prostate cancer?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is a hotbed that can't be answered in 400 letters.
Basically, i tell patients if they don't expect to live 10 years, you may not have to do anything about your prostate cancer.

In brief: No

This is a hotbed that can't be answered in 400 letters.
Basically, i tell patients if they don't expect to live 10 years, you may not have to do anything about your prostate cancer.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Prostate cancer does not necessarily need to be treated.
Some men have low risk prostate cancer and may be observed. A number of studies demonstarte that many older men die with (not from) prostate cancer. Physicians use a number of criterai to determine if a patient has low risk prostate cancer. These include the psa level, the gleason score of the cancer, and the cancer stage.

In brief: No

Prostate cancer does not necessarily need to be treated.
Some men have low risk prostate cancer and may be observed. A number of studies demonstarte that many older men die with (not from) prostate cancer. Physicians use a number of criterai to determine if a patient has low risk prostate cancer. These include the psa level, the gleason score of the cancer, and the cancer stage.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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