ACTIVE CaPLESS SURVEILLANCE
Active CaPLESS Surveillance is the term we use for patients applying the CaPLESS Method while on active surveillance. Plenty of research now suggests that active surveillance is a viable option for men diagnosed with low grade, Gleason 6 disease. Researchers from the University of San Francisco and the University of Toronto recommend active surveillance for some men staged with Gleason 7. This means that, although treatment may not be completely avoided, surveillance could safely postpone treatment and its associated adverse effects.
But don’t confuse active surveillance with watchful waiting.
Watchful waiting is (no surprise) the process of “watching and waiting” for cancer to get worse before palliative treatment is considered – not treatment for curative intent. Active surveillance involves close monitoring of patients with the intention to cure if there are signs of prostate cancer progression. Being aware of this difference is important because the two terms are still used to mean the same thing.
Don’t just sit there. Do something.
Now, if you are trying to delay aggressive treatment for prostate cancer, wouldn’t it make sense to be proactive? Why not be on Active CaPLESS Surveillance?
What if you are able to hold off surgery, radiation or hormone treatment for a long time (or maybe even forever) by applying the elements of the CaPLESS Method?
At my New York office, I continue to monitor many patients on Active CaPLESS Surveillance, and the results have been outstanding. Not only are patients’ cancers not worsening when the patients return for follow-up screenings but they are experiencing more energy and lower cholesterol and losing inches off their waists. They are becoming thrivers, not only survivors.