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‘Watchful Waiting’ Less Likely for Black Prostate Cancer Patients

“Watchful waiting” is on the rise overall among U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer, but black men remain less likely to opt for it, a new study finds.

For the study, researchers examined 2010-2015 data on more than 50,000 low-risk prostate cancer patients in the United States. The investigators found that black men were 16% less likely than other men to decide on watchful waiting (also called active surveillance), instead of immediate treatment with surgery or radiation.

To read the full article: https://bit.ly/2VGdRMM

source: Robert Preidt - US News and World Report