Richard M. Hoffman MD MPH


Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have localized cancer, which means that the cancer hasn’t spread outside the prostate. Some men who have localized prostate cancer choose active surveillance, which allows them to avoid or delay having surgery or radiation. Active surveillance is an option for men with…

Outcomes of PSA Screening for Men Followed Over a 13-Year Period

The largest study of prostate cancer screening so far showed that prostate cancer is more likely to be found with PSA testing than without PSA testing. And it showed that PSA testing may prevent a small number of men from dying of prostate cancer. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Outcomes of PSA Screening for Men Followed Over a 13-Year Period

The largest study of prostate cancer screening so far showed that prostate cancer is more likely to be found with PSA testing than without PSA testing. And it showed that PSA testing may prevent a small number of men from dying of prostate cancer. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Prostate Cancer: Should I Choose Active Surveillance?

Guides you through decision to use active surveillance for men who have low-risk and for some men who have medium-risk localized prostate cancer. Lists reasons for and against active surveillance. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

High PSA Results That Are Not Cancer (False Positives)

PSA tests can show high levels of PSA that aren’t caused by cancer (called a false-positive). This means you may need more tests to check for prostate cancer. The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.