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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

Posted 12 Feb 2019 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 – Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled – from 14 percent of patients in 2010, to 42 percent in 2015. The shift followed new guidelines advocating "active surveillance" as an...

Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

Posted 13 Dec 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 – For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over "watchful waiting" may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700 men with earlier-stage prostate cancer, those who received surgery to remove the gland lived three years longer, on average, than those assigned to watchful waiting. However,...

Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

Posted 1 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 – When prostate cancer recurs after surgery, treatment with both radiation and a testosterone-suppressing drug can extend some men's lives, a new clinical trial finds. In a nearly 20-year study, researchers found that the combination therapy cut the risk of death from prostate cancer in half, compared to radiation alone. And that translated into better overall survival,...

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