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Men with localized prostate cancer have reduced long-term quality of life

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Reuters Health - 29/10/2020 - Men with localized prostate cancer, especially those who undergo radical prostatectomy, have generally worse long-term self-reported quality of life than men without a diagnosis of prostate cancer, according to new research. "This study has provided an evidence base for the long-term effects of prostate cancer, and we hope these findings will be used in consultation with men regarding treatment decision making," Dr. Carolyn G. Mazariego of Cancer Council NSW, in Woolloomooloo, and the University of Sydney, Australia, told Reuters Health by email. "All appropriate treatment decisions should be discussed and considered through shared decision making, taking into account what to expect post-treatment and what preferences men have in relation to the risk of side effects." Survival rates of localized prostate cancer exceed 95% at 15 years, so quality of life outcomes associated with different treatments are important. Few studies have evalua...


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