Active surveillance is a management plan for carefully monitoring the cancer in your prostate without treatment. Under active surveillance, you’ll have regular check-ups and ongoing testing, typically including:

  • Checking prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels
  • Regular digital rectal exams
  • Repeat biopsy as your doctor recommends

Even with close monitoring via active surveillance, cancer might eventually progress. If your doctor observes any changes in your tumor, you might be advised to receive treatment.