Here's a good article by the father of active surveillance that discusses what we know so far and the variations in the protocols for it. It's a good thing to read if you are on or you are considering AS. (You have to register to see the full article).www.cancernetwork.com/oncology-journal/active-surveillance-prostate-cancer-how-do-it-right/
I particularly like the section on age - too many younger men are dissuaded from AS.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
•SBRT 9 yr onc. results
•SBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEsmy PC blog