Watchful waiting

Prostate Cancer is an unusual disease because it is present in over 30% of men over age 50 of which only a small percentage will be life-threatening. The most conservative treatment for prostate cancer is called Watchful Waiting Men receive no therapy to the prostate itself, neither surgery, radiation or any of the other options unless until the cancer progresses. This video explains the pros and cons of this approach, when it is an appropriate option, what are the risks and benefits and if you might be a suitable candidate. (updated October, 2011)