What is Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?

http://youtu.be/H65Oi-77Mzk Active surveillance for prostate cancer has been more and more prevalent in the United States in recent years. It began originally with men in their seventies and now men of all ages are having a better quality of life using this method. Many prostate cancers are slow-growing and may not effect a man's health for a very long time, if ever. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas explains that with follow-up biopsies and monitoring the PSA doctors can tell if and when the cancer become more active or more aggressive. If the cancer does, doctors will immediately begin a more aggressive treatment. Dr. Bevan-Thomas is the Medical Director for Prostate Cancer Live. A graduate of Duke University, Rich received both a master's degree in anatomy and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in urologic surgery at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, also in Houston. In 2002, he received two top honors in his field; the Pfizer Scholar in Urology and the Gerald G. Murphy Scholar in Urology. VIEW THE ARTICLE: Active surveillance? Is that a Prostate Cancer Treatment?http://www.prostatecancerlive.com/?p=13218 SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING PROSTATE CANCER NEWS http://youtube.com/subscription_cente... VISIT PROSTATECANCERLIVE.com FOR TONS OF INFORMATIVE VIDEOS http://www.prostatecancerlive.com/# SUGGEST THE NEXT TOPIC FOR OUR PROSTATE CANCER EXPERTS! http://www.prostatecancerlive.com/# CONNECT WITH US! Google+: http://bit.ly/17F4WQr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ProstateCancerLive Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProstateLive