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Month 56 - Watchful Waiting Increases

I was struggling with a topic for this month’s post.  You read in my 54-month update that things are going well for me, and I hate sounding like a broken record month after month.   313 more words

Prostate Cancer

Expectant management is really "coming of age" in the USA

An excellent new review article in CA: A Cancer Journal of Clinicians, along with a research letter just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association… 564 more words


Pride and Progression

I feel compelled to tell you that I had a draft post ready to go entitled “Year Two of my Ketogenic Life”. One of the most popular posts here at Greymadder remains the… 364 more words

Cancer Challenges

Slow but increasing uptake of observation in initial management of low-risk patients

A new article by Maurice et al. in the Canadian Urological Association Journal provides detailed information about the use of initial observation as a management strategy for low-risk prostate cancer between 2004 and 2011. 559 more words


The great debate - systemic treatment for stage 3 melanoma

I now had a very big decision weighing on my shoulders.  I was not qualified for any trial that I knew of, so I was now responsible to choose my next steps in therapy. 480 more words


New draft Australian guidelines (on screening and expectant management)

A group of Australian experts has just released new draft guidance on prostate cancer screening and the role of expectant management (active surveillance and/or watchful waiting) in the management of prostate cancer. 660 more words