One article in particular caught my eye concerning a touchy subject in my opinion, and that is the Active Surveillance (AS) issue. The title of this article was "Active Surveillance Is Often Not". Without posting the entire article, it starts out like this; "Only 0ne in three men with supposedly low-risk prostate cancer receive appropriate follow-up when assigned to active surveillance (AS)". The article goes on to say that because of this new thinking regarding the increased choice of AS by men (because it is the simplest) there has been a rise in treatment of PC which has become more of a problem because of lack of monitoring.
The American Urological Assoc. (AUA) guidelines for AS are: PSA testing every 6 months and a repeat biopsy every 2 years.