It’s quite common for people to want to know exactly why they got cancer and to question whether they did anything to cause it. “We don’t think there’s any one thing that may have caused this,” says Dr. Eli Van Allen, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, adding that men should not blame themselves for their diagnosis.
His advice once you are diagnosed: exercise.
“No matter what your cancer,” says Dr. Van Allen, “if you exercise, you’re going to do better on average than those who don’t.”
Active surveillance for prostate cancer is a very specific protocol with requirements and guidelines. While this is not ideal for everyone, it may work for certain patients and spare them the side effects of treatment.
What is Active Surveillance?
The Benefits of Active Surveillance
When Is Active Surveillance Not Enough?
Before you decide on a surgeon or a surgical technique for prostate cancer, you should understand the options and some key questions to ask your surgeon.
An Overview of Prostate Cancer Surgery
How to Choose a Surgeon – Does Volume Matter?
Laparoscopic Surgery vs. Traditional Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer
How Do You Choose the Right Robotic Surgeon?
Your Own Opinion on Surgery vs. Radiation Matters