I went for my annual PSA checkup (it was non detect ---- Yipee!) and spent some time looking at all of the new detection and treatment options. Unbelievable advances over the past 8 years.
When I was treated my insurance allowed brachytherapy or surgery based on a biopsy. I wonder what diagnosis and treatment look like in eight more years .... Beam it out Scotty.
The biggest, most significant advancement in prostate cancer care the last 8 years has been the wide-spread adoption of Active Surveillance...and NOT aggressively treating everyone with a one-size-fits-all approach.
The next 8 years will bring more personalized prostate cancer care...all the way from personalized "screening" to advanced treatments at the individual molecular level.