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When and How should prostate cancer be treated?

A recent survey of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer found that the greatest treatment regret was associated with radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), which can lead to erectile dysfunction, urinary, and bowel incontinence.

Another option: watchful waiting with regular check-ups to see how quickly the cancer is progressing and treat only when absolutely necessary.

In a study comparing watchful waiting versus immediate surgery or radiation, men in the watchful waiting group lived just as long as those who received immediate treatment without the risk of adverse effects.

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