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  Watchful waiting



Watchful waiting

    Close monitoring of prostate cancer by a physician instead of immediate treatment. Also called expectant management.

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A male sex gland that produces a thick fluid which forms part of semen.

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Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.

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