Prostatectomy, radiotherapy yield same outcomes at 15 years

01/31/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Vanderbilt University researchers looked at 1,655 men with localized prostate cancer and found that functional outcomes 15 years after diagnosis were comparable whether patients were treated with prostatectomy or radiotherapy. However, at two and five years, the prostatectomy group had more cases of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction than the radiotherapy group. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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