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Is radical prostatectomy superior to watchful waiting for localised prostate cancer? Practitioner 2014; 258 (1770):7

Is radical prostatectomy superior to watchful waiting for localised prostate cancer?

22 Apr 2014Pais-up subscribers

Radical prostatectomy significantly reduced the risk of death compared with watchful waiting in men under 65 with early prostate cancer, in a large study from Sweden. However, in older men although surgery was associated with a reduced risk of metastases there was no effect on mortality. [With external links to the current evidence base]

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