Men with short life expectancies often undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatment

  • July 29, 2014

Men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer who had life expectancies of fewer than 10 years frequently underwent aggressive treatment with radiation therapy or less frequently with surgery, according to results of a SEER analysis.

Timothy J. Daskivich, MD, MSHPM, of the department of urology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues used the SEER database to identify 96,032 men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer between 1991 and 2007. All men were aged at least 66 years and had a Gleason score of 7 or lower.

Full Story »

Personalize your page!

Register for Healio to get content tailored to your specialty and areas of interest. It’s FREE and only takes one minute. Register now!

More»
More»
More»
More»
More »
  • Financial Planning
  • RUDZINSKI COLUMN
  • Advice for physicians
  • Be aware of important 2014 IRA updates. Analysis by Certified Financial Planner Ken Rudzinski.
More »
HemOnc Today