Category Archives: Active Surveillance

Top 10 Reasons Why Warren Buffett’s
Decision to Treat Prostate Cancer Bugs Me

On April 17th, 81-year-old Warren Buffett told investors that he had very early prostate cancer. The Washington Post headline read: “Warren Buffett Has Prostate Cancer that is ”Not Remotely Life Threatening.’” Within hours, news accounts said that the story unfolded … Continue reading

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Terminology Matters: Let’s Not Call It “Prostate Cancer”

If ever there was a bombshell at a National Institutes of Health Consensus Development¬† meeting, it happened today at the panel on active surveillance for prostate cancer.¬† The Panel said that terminology matters and that men who have PSA screening … Continue reading

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How One Man Faced A Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

The man I will call Paul remembers when he was first diagnosed with prostate cancer about a year ago. It started with a PSA of 4.3 ng/mL on a routine annual physical. A PSA of 4.0 ng/mL is a widely … Continue reading

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