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What are nomograms?

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Statistical tools called prostate cancer risk calculators, or nomograms, offer help in understanding the nature of a particular tumor (indolent vs. aggressive) and guidance in making treatment decisions. Two such tools can be accessed online. Note that risk calculators have limitations and should be used in consultation with a physician who can offer advice on treatment decisions.

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