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Comparing the side effects of treatment options for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes and side effects of radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy, and active surveillance in men with localized prostate cancer. This study concluded that radical prostatectomy led to a greater decrease in sexual function and urinary continence compared to the other two treatment...

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The effect of standard treatments in patients with favorable and unfavorable prostate cancer

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the effect of common treatments on prostate cancer-specific mortality for patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.  Some background Intermediate-risk prostate cancer is cancer that has grown through and/or out of the prostate. It can be further classified as favorable or...

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Health factors used to predict patient outcome following radiation therapy in prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine if a new risk classification system could help determine treatment and outcome in individuals with intermediate-risk prostate cancer.  Some background External-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is a form of treatment that involves the application of an external radiation source focused at the site of...

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Statin use is associated with freedom from rising levels of PSA after radiation therapy

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether statin use can prevent prostate cancer recurrence after brachytherapy.  Some background Brachytherapy is a form of radiation, where a radiation source is internally placed at the tumor site. It is sometimes given in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT – radiation...

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Can intensity-modulated radiotherapy improve cancer control in high-risk prostate cancer?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the efficacy of two different types of radiation therapies among patients with localized (confined) prostate cancer.  Some background One of the common treatments for prostate cancer is radiation therapy. This procedure directs beams of radiation through the skin at the cancer in order to destroy the main...

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