August 15, 2006

Prostate Cancer Treatments

Every year roughly 230,000 men in America are diagnosed with prostate cancer. While most are quick to treat the disease with surgery or radiation, a research team at the University of Michigan suggests many are being treated unnecessarily, and could adopt a "watchful waiting" approach because their cancer is growing so slowly, they might never require a course of treatment. The following links offer information about the various treatment options and screening processes.

Watch a "World News" report on radiation treatment options: VIDEO

Read an excerpt of the Univesity of Michigan study: LINK

Learn more from the American Cancer Society about the "watchful waiting" approach to dealing with prostate cancer: LINK

What is prostate cancer? LINK

Prevention tips: LINK