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dc.contributor.authorYaxley, J
dc.contributor.authorYaxley, J
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, R
dc.contributor.authorYaxley, W
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:43:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:43:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-04-03T04:17:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57828
dc.description.abstractBackground Active surveillance, followed by delayed definitive treatment for those who develop evidence of significant cancer progression, is now a recognised management strategy for selected men with low risk prostate cancer. Objective This article summarises the role of active surveillance in the management of prostate cancer. It outlines the benefits of active surveillance and the indications for proceeding with curative treatments if required. Discussion A considerable proportion of men with low grade prostate cancer on biopsy may never progress to higher stage disease or develop symptoms from their cancers. These patients are suitable for active surveillance under the care of a urologist. Active surveillance involves initial stringent observation of the prostate cancer, with inclusion of monitoring biopsies rather than immediate active treatment in the form of surgery or radiotherapy. With careful selection, about 70% of men will not require any intervention for at least 5 years. Men with low grade disease should be offered active surveillance as a treatment
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent63434 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2013/januaryfebruary/prostate-cancer/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom74
dc.relation.ispartofpageto76
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Family Physician
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCancer Diagnosis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111711
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleProstate cancer: Active surveillance as a management option
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorYaxley, Julian P.


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