Advice to a Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patient

It is initially devastating for a patient to hear his doctor tell him that he has prostate cancer. As Dr. Barken likes to tell patients: “”Prostate cancer is not a death sentence – it’s a declaration of war!”. In this video, Coach Barken answers a caller’s question about what a newly diagnosed patient should take into consideration before rushing into treatment.  To find more specific info for the newly diagnosed patient , click here.

Albertsen’s  Table

What does the Albertsen Table signify and how can it help someone decide how conservative or how aggressive to be about treatment?

Article:  20-Year Outcomes Following Conservative Management of Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer.  Peter C Albertsen.   JAMA. 2005;293:2095-2101
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