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If these tests and procedures indicate the cancer may be growing faster than expected or spreading outside a confined area within the prostate, or if you begin having signs and symptoms as a result of prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend more-aggressive treatment options, such as radiation or surgery. However, many men who choose active surveillance live out their normal life span without treatment and without the cancer spreading or causing other problems.
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