To Treat or Not to Treat Prostate Cancer

Delaying the immediate treatment of prostate cancer through active surveillance has gained increased support from medical experts as a means of reducing over-treatment of patients. Information to help patients better understand active surveillance is provided here via two video presentations. The first presentation by Dr. Ballentine Carter outlines the concept of active surveillance, the scientific evidence supporting it and the known benefits and risks for patients.

The second presentation featuring Dr. Edward Schaeffer specifically examines the active surveillance option for African American patients. 



Presentation I

Professor of Urology, Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medicine 
Director, Division of Adult Urology,  Brady Urological Institute

The Evidence Supporting Active Surveillance - VIDEO


Presentation II

Edward M. Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urology, Oncology, Pathology 
Director International Urology
Co-Director Prostate Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Clinic 
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions  

Active Surveillance and African Americans; A Study's Findings - VIDEO

 


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