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Active-surveillance protocol for tumors
San Francisco Chronicle

When given a potentially life-threatening diagnosis like cancer or a brain tumor, most people immediately want to cut it out, radiate it or otherwise eradicate the invading force from their body. But for a growing number of patients and conditions, the best course of action may be doing none of that. It’s called “active surveillance” and it does involve doing something – just not the aggressive surgical or other treatment options that may be available.