DEAR DOCTOR K: After an abnormal PSA test and biopsy, I have been diagnosed with early-stage, non-aggressive prostate cancer. My doctor advised active surveillance. What does this mean?
DEAR READER: Prostate cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the prostate. This walnut-sized gland sits below the bladder, in front of the rectum, near the base of the penis. Prostate cancer is common, but it is not always dangerous. People are often surprised to hear "cancer" and "not dangerous" in the same sentence.