A Systematic Approach to Discussing Active Surveillance with Patients with Low-risk Prostate Cancer
Lymph Node Excision
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
In this study, we evaluated the impact of teaching physicians how to better communicate the benefits and risks of prostate cancer treatments on the willingness of patients to choose active surveillance. Decisions related to cancer are often guided by emotions and biases that lead most patients to seek radical treatment; however, we demonstrated that if discussions are framed differently, these biases can be overcome and more patients will choose active surveillance.