'Surveillance' may be safest for low-risk prostate cancer

December 19, 2014 3:52 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Among men whose low-risk prostate cancer was managed with so-called active surveillance for up to 15 years, just 1.5 percent died of the cancer, according to new data from a Canadian study.

That result is similar to outcomes in men whose cancers are treated immediately, the authors write.

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