Prostate Cancer Management
Prostate cancer treatments depend on the grade and stage of the cancer diagnosed. Management options are usually discussed at a multi-disciplinary meeting (MDT) with other urologists, oncologists, pathologists and radiologists before deciding on further options with the patient.
Active surveillance may be recommended if a low grade cancer, or a low-volume intermediate grade cancer is diagnosed. Active surveillance aims to avoid unnecessary treatment whilst carefully athe cancer over months or years. Although not treating a cancer sounds worrying, there is strong evidence that this approach is safe and avoids unnecessary harms and side effects of treatment.