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Appraising risk in active surveillance of localized prostate cancer.

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Summary of "Appraising risk in active surveillance of localized prostate cancer."

Men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are typically eligible for active surveillance of their cancer, involving monitoring for cancer progression and making judgements about the risks of prostate cancer against those of active intervention. Our study examined how risk for prostate cancer is perceived and experienced by patients undergoing active surveillance with their clinicians, how risk is communicated in clinical consultations, and the implications for treatment and care.

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Name: Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy
ISSN: 1369-7625
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