Thursday, March 6, 2014

Surgery results in lower mortality for younger prostate cancer patients

MEDICINE NET – Mar. 6, 2014 – A news study in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine showed that over a 24 year follow-up those treated with watchful waiting were more likely to die of prostate cancer than those treated with surgery. Using data from the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study a randomized trial of 695 men with early prostate cancer, found that in the 24-year follow-up, 63 of 347 men in the surgery group died of prostate cancer compared to 99 of the 348 men in the watchful waiting group.

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