Study: Most physicians don’t recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer

In the United States, specialists who treat prostate cancer agree that active surveillance is an effective option-yet most don’t recommend it when appropriate for their own patients, according to a study in the July issue of Medical Care. Rather, urologists are more likely to recommend surgery and radiation oncologists are more likely to recommend radiation therapy – the treatments provided by their own specialties.

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One Response to “Study: Most physicians don’t recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer”

  1. Pat Price

    I get the feeling that UK centers have responded to the January 2014 updated NICE guidelines on low risk prostate cancer and are offering more active surveillance. Are UK centers seeing falls in the number of prostate cancer patients being referred for radiotherapy?