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Active Surveillance

Active surveillance (AS) is a method of monitoring select men, with the option of switching to active treatment upon signs of progression, thereby avoiding the well-known side-effects of surgery and radiotherapy. 

24-02C Robert Heaton Jr MD "EpiSwitch PSE Blood Test"

24-02C Robert Heaton Jr MD "EpiSwitch PSE Blood Test"

Advancing Precision Medicine: EpiSwitch PSE Prostate Cancer Screening Test Designed to confirm the presence of prostate cancer, the EpiSwitch Prostate Screening test, known as the PSE, confirms the presence of prostate cancer—whether symptoms are present or not. This technological advancement empowers urologists with important information when deciding if a patient should undergo a biopsy or opt for continued monitoring via active surveillance. Sections: 00:00 Introduction 01:00 Dr. Heaton - EpiSwitch 21:20 Q&A The Prostate Forum of Orange County ( is an all- volunteer organization that has been providing support to prostate cancer patients for more than thirty years. Our goal is to listen, to inform, and to educate, so that people learn to advocate for themselves and become active collaborators with their medical teams in managing their own treatment. The Forum hosts monthly online support meetings (via Zoom) on the second and fourth Tuesday of most months, beginning at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. You are not alone. At the Newly Diagnosed Group, every 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 pm Pacific Time, get help understanding your Prostate Cancer diagnosis. Learn what it means. Talk about your options. Advanced treatment options are improving all the time. Share your concerns and experiences. Find out what other Prostate Cancer warriors are saying and thinking. Learn about resources, advances, and breakthroughs at the Advanced/Recurrent Group Group every 4th Tuesday, beginning at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Monthly Presentations Experts in the treatment and management of Prostate Cancer share their knowledge and experience with us on the fourth Thursday of most months. All meetings are free, and open to anyone affected by prostate cancer – patients, family, friends. Visit the Prostate Forum website: to: • Register to receive notices of meetings • Advocate for yourself: learn the language of prostate cancer. • Find resources for learning and treatment • Explore a library of a hundreds of expert presentations COME TALK TO US. WE'VE BEEN THROUGH IT.
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