According to recent studies, the patients who have been dealing with a low risk of the cancer prostate had already seen many difficulties in the active surveillance.
For instance, the tumor grade, as well as the size is the main key point that should be discussed with the active patients and do the treatment accordingly. These reports have come from the study of the Journal of Urology, which is the AUA or also known as the official journal of American urology.
Low-Risk Prostate Cancer- Active Surveillance
According to the experts in this field, the prime reason for patients who succumb to the disease is the surveillance where they are not guided rightly and hence they keep ongoing for the same medical issues and habits that keep on triggering the prostate.
If the concerned expert helps one get the right information and guide to deal with this ailment almost fifty percent of the cases may have chances to survive for a longer term. This is indeed a big ratio said an expert.
The Veterans Health of administrations exclaimed that People of different races and regions can have an effect on the time taken for the active treatment procedure. It has been seen that black men who are under conditions of cancer and the treatment is active take longer times as compared to a well-defined period.
William J. Catalona, who is the MD of the University of Northwest University Feinberg medicinal school located at Chicago, said that their studies are one of the longest to take it from active surveillance to the treatment of prostate cancer. These studies provide new factors and outcomes on which the whole procedure is dependent. The outcomes would help to clarify whether the time should be increased or decreased in case of different cases of cancer treatment. These studies would open new doors for active surveillance programs.
Active surveillance typically means monitoring the low-risk cases of prostate cancer and take notes rather than treating it directly. It involves the PSA or prostate-specific antigen screenings, exams to clarify the functioning of the cancer cells, growth, and rate of rising.
Active surveillance is very important as it avoids the involvement of any unnecessary treatments and thus avoiding its side effects. Active surveillance is seen as the best method to monitor any low rate of prostate cancer patients. The time may vary from person to person on active surveillance. If the doctors feel that the patients can now be treated and other important things have been monitored properly, then the treatment of the cancer cells may start. It can be done via surgery or radiation therapy.
6775 patients with prostate cancer were studied in 28 different centers in the National Cancer Institute under the able guidance of Dr. Catalona and her colleagues. Among them, around 68 percent of patients were found to be having low-risk cancer prostate. The factors were Gleason Grade, tumor stage, growth, etc. The risk of been diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer could increase the caution of health without treatment.
These data clearly clarify the importance of active surveillance and why it is such a good procedure to deal with the early cases of low-risk cancer patients. After few years one-third of them were transferred to the treatment center after knowing the root causes and the growth of cancer cells. Low Gleason grade with high volume may behave like a high-risk patient as compared to the patients with low levels. It also depends on the DNA and the ethnicity of the person under investigation. These findings are promising and surely would give new methodologies for future treatment and practices.