In low-risk PCa, QoL is key to treatment choice

Sleve, Vonne
August 2008
Urology Times;8/1/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p10
The article discusses the significance of active surveillance, interstitial prostate brachytherapy, and external beam radiotherapy in treating patients with low-risk localized prostate cancer. The technique's focus is to treat side effects and their impact on quality of life. In a study, men who received hormonal therapy reported the most negative impact on quality of life. With brachytherapy, obstructive urinary symptoms were worse initially and sometimes lingered after treatment.


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