Chapter 13. The Role of Conservative Policies in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

  1. Winsor Bowsher1 and
  2. Adam Carter2
  1. Stijn de Vries,
  2. Christopher Bangma and
  3. Fritz Schröder

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755006.ch13

Challenges in Prostate Cancer, Second Edition

Challenges in Prostate Cancer, Second Edition

How to Cite

de Vries, S., Bangma, C. and Schröder, F. (2006) The Role of Conservative Policies in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer, in Challenges in Prostate Cancer, Second Edition (eds W. Bowsher and A. Carter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755006.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    St Joseph's Hospital, Newport, South Wales, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107525

Online ISBN: 9780470755006

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Keywords:

  • conservative policies;
  • cancer;
  • males;
  • screening;
  • protocols

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • INTRODUCTION

  • DEFINITIONS OF EXPECTANT MANAGEMENT

  • WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

  • EXPECTANT MANAGEMENT — REVIEW OF LITERATURE

  • WATCHFUL WAITING WITH DEFERRED TREATMENT — REVIEW OF LITERATURE

  • SELECTION OF PATIENTS

  • FOLLOW-UP OF PATIENTS

  • CONCLUDING REMARKS