What to Ask Your Doctor About Treatment
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RAJ LAUNGANIWhat they want to ask their doctor is they want to find out, obviously, what their biopsy score shows. That's one of the most important factors when it comes to making a decision about treatment. What the doctor, what the physician has to incorporate into that treatment option or that decision making process is the patient's age, the patients life expectancy, and obviously any co-morbidities that the patient may have, which means how healthy or not healthy the patient may be.
But it's extremely important that the physician go over all aspects of treatment, or in this case, management, because some forms of prostate cancer are actually low grade or slow growing enough where we don't have to do anything at all. And those are the gentleman or the patients that we want to spare from over treatment or unnecessary procedures. So that's an important discussion that patients should have with their physicians or surgeon.
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