To watch and wait, or operate? There's quite a bit of confusion, and a variety of differing opinions from the medical community, regarding prostate cancer treatment - so it's no wonder that some men question whether the treatment path they've chosen is the right one. A new technology at Stanford, though, is hoping to alleviate some of the confusion and help with the decision-making process.
By using a combination of ultrasound and MRI imaging, Stanford physicians can use the resulting 3D images to get a far more detailed look at the level of cancer and its aggressiveness than they were able to in the past. Patients, in turn, will be empowered with the knowledge to make more confident decisions about how, and whether, to proceed with treatment. ABC7 News recently aired a story on the new technology.
Previously: Six questions about prostate cancer screening, Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions on prostate cancer and the latest research and Making difficult choices about prostate cancer