“It doesn't need to be surgery or radiation. Setting that stage, really focusing on those conversations, using the appropriate tools that we've grasped from behavioral psychologists that are being used by negotiation specialists, are critical in medicine,” says Behfar Ehdaie, MD, MPH.
In this episode, Urology Times® Assistant Editor Janelle Hart spoke with Behfar Ehdaie, MD, MPH. He discusses how even though there are stigmas surrounding active surveillance, a lot of research actually suggests that this form of care is preferred in patients with prostate cancer. Therefore, he emphasizes that this treatment method should be counseled accordingly by clinicians. Ehdaie is a urologic surgeon at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York.