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Prostate cancer treatments can be avoided or delayed in many cases, huge study finds | Live Science

Many men with prostate cancer can delay or skip harsh treatments, such as surgery or radiation, without undermining their chances of survival, a decades-long study finds.

Instead, they can have their cancer “actively monitored” following diagnosis, rather than having their prostate removed or exposed to high-energy radiation. Such treatments can cause long-lasting side effects, such as urinary leakage, erectile dysfunction, and other problems with urinary, bowel, and sexual function.

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