Age and Health Factor Into Treatment Selection

AGE AND HEALTH FACTOR INTO TREATMENT SELECTION

Dr. Samadi talks to a 78-year old caller about his prior heart surgery and having an enlarged prostate. The caller was told that if they were to attempt surgery on him, he would not survive. Dr. Samadi individualizes his treatment, so that age does not play a role. If the patient is healthy and urinating normally, he would recommend active PSA surveillance or radiation for older patients. Surgery is best for younger patients. He recommended Avodart or Proscar, which can reduce PSA by half.

Age and Health Factor Into Treatment Selection
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