If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you should discuss treatments and quality-of-life issues with your cancer care team.
Common treatments are surgery and radiation. However, there is another approach to learn about. It’s called “active surveillance” or “watchful waiting.” It’s for men with low-risk prostate cancer.
In active surveillance, your team watches your condition closely. If tests show that it’s getting worse, you will get treatment. Discuss active surveillance with your team.