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No Reduction in Mortality for Men with Localized Prostate Cancer who had a Prostatectomy

In an updated study published in the New England Journal of Medicine men who had a radical prostatectomy did not enjoy the experience of a reduced all-cause mortality or prostate cancer mortality compared with those men who had only observation through several years of follow-up. The subject men had localized prostate cancer often detected by [...]

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U.S. News and World Review, in their HealthDay section reported an interesting aspect of the continuing debate about treatment vs. “watchful waiting” (active surveillance). The article, written by Karen Pallarito “Rethinking Prostate Cancer in Older Men” suggests aggressive treatment is viable, even for patients in their late 70s! Her premise, that increasing life expectancies, improved [...]

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