Half of watchful waiting patients seek Tx in 3 years

June 1, 2003

Chicago-Watchful waiting is a common approach to prostate cancer, especially in patients who are in the later years of their life. A certain percentage of these men will wait, change their minds, and seek intervention. Extensive research efforts have been devoted to identifying predictors of outcomes after treatment with surgery or radiation therapy, but little is known about the outcome of watchful waiting during the PSA era.