The low-risk patient population is the final surgical risk category to be approved for this minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgical valve replacement (SAVR) and includes patients who may be younger and more active than higher-risk patients.
FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One-fourth of patients receive unnecessary treatment with radioactive iodine after surgery for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of Surgical Oncology.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], Apr 29 (ANI): A new technique, in which a single high dose of radiation can be delivered directly to the tumour within a few minutes, is safe and effective for treating men with low-risk prostate cancer, recent findings suggested.
The SAPIEN 3 valve is approved in the United States for the treatment of intermediate and higher risk patients with severe, symptomatic AS; it is not yet approved for the treatment of low-risk patients.
Men who undergo MRI of the prostate around the time of a low-risk prostate cancer diagnosis are nearly twice as likely to be managed with active surveillance as are men who do not get MRI, investigators found.