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Emotional distress may lead to unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer

Emotional distress may lead to unnecessary treatment for prostate cancer
February 20, 2017

Men with emotional distress after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be more likely to choose aggressive treatment, such as surgery rather than active surveillance, according to published findings.

“The good news is that there’s already a shift in the field toward being more concerned about cancer patients’ emotional well-being,” Heather Orom, PhD, assistant dean for equity, diversity and inclusion at the School of Public Health and Health Professions of University at Buffalo, told HemOnc Today. “What this study tells us is that we should be concerned about prostate cancer patients’ well-being from the point of diagnosis, not just after treatment.”

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