Nov. 2, 2022 – Mark Lichty, 73, said it took a decade for him to overcome the anxiety, fear of death, and uncertainty about the future after he was diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer in 2005.   

Lichty, of East Stroudsburg, PA,  channeled some of this anxious energy into launching Active Surveillance Patients International (ASPI), which he co-founded in 2017 to help men with low-risk prostate tumors to cope with the worry that their condition may evolve from benign to life-threatening.

Many men have taken to calling this state of limbo “anxious surveillance” – a baseline level of concern that gets worse…


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