Regular screenings are part of active surveillance
Active surveillance can mean regular screening tests to check the advance of the disease. The screening tests can include:
- Digital rectal examination
- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test
- Imaging that includes MRI and ultrasound
Hands-Off Approach to Treatment
Watchful waiting can involve fewer tests and screenings. This recommendation may be made if the cancer is not expected to cause you major problems, or you have health conditions that would make treatment too difficult.