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Uploaded on Dec 7, 2010
Thousands of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Almost all receive treatment usually involving surgery or radiation therapy, which are associated with side effects and a poorer quality of life. Many have a localized, low-risk form of the disease, which may not require initial treatment. A new study examines whether or not actively monitoring instead of treating these patients would benefit their quality of life. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.