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Active Survelliance: Transitioning to treatment a candid conversation

You can read our own stories online, and we thought it would be compelling and informative to hear from those who have progressed. Many years ago, when many of us chose Active Surveillance, fear of a possible future finding of more aggressive cancer necessitating treatment with possible side effects gave us pause. The word on the street – and scientific studies – suggested high percentages of erectile dysfunction and incontinence once one chose intervention. Men are reluctant to speak of these issues. Our Board Members who have progressed have had challenges but have found ways to cope with and lessen their fears. Our intention for this hour or so is to speak freely of these issues – and other aspects of the transition to treatment – when we come together.

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