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Hegarty J.;Bailey D.
2011
November
Seminars in Oncology Nursing
Active surveillance as a treatment option for prostate cancer
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Active surveillance Decision Nurse Prostate
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Objectives: To discuss the evolution of active surveillance (AS) as a treatment option for men with prostate cancer, the recommended optimum monitoring protocols, and the experience of men undergoing AS. Data Sources: CINAHL and PubMed; limited to the years 2001-2011. Conclusion: The widespread adoption of prostate-specific antigen screening has led to an increase in the numbers of men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. AS has emerged as a viable treatment option for some of these men. Such surveillance involves the careful monitoring for signs of cancer progression and selected delayed curative therapy. Implications for Nursing Practice: The nurse has an important role in supporting men on the AS journey. 2011 Elsevier Inc.
0749-2081
10.1016/j.soncn.2011.07.004
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