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Similar Mortality Rates After Surgery or Observation of Localized Prostate Cancer

Rosenberg, Karen

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: November 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 11 - p 62
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000526754.81495.0d
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According to this study:

  • Radical prostatectomy wasn't associated with significantly lower all-cause or prostate cancer mortality rates compared with observation in men with localized prostate cancer.
  • Surgery was associated with more adverse events but with a significantly lower risk of disease progression and additional treatment.
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