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Should Prostate Cancer Always Be Treated?


Prostate Cancer TreatmentThe decision on whether to actively treat prostate cancer in certain patients can be controversial.

Some doctors question the wisdom of giving advanced treatment to some older patients. These patients may have a low risk of dying from the cancer itself — and little chance the treatment will provide benefit.


Now a study reveals that an increasing number of older men are getting advanced treatments for prostate cancer, despite that small chance the treatment will be of any help. Learn more.