For early prostate cancer, a watchful eye is just as good as treatment

In a trial of 1,643 men diagnosed with early prostate cancer, those who actively monitored their cancer instead of immediately starting treatment had the same minuscule risk of death in a ten-year study as men who underwent either radiation therapy or surgery straightaway. The finding, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that it’s safe to hold off on the often slow-growing cancer when it’s caught early and only seek treatments if the disease progresses.
Ars Technica