Surgery Found To Be Helpful For Men With Prostate Cancer

August 13, 2008

European researchers have put out a new report which states that men with prostate cancer can be treated effectively with a surgery called a prostatectomy....Washington (ChattahBox) – European researchers have put out a new report which states that men with prostate cancer can be treated effectively with a surgery called a prostatectomy.

The new study on the surgery was led by Dr. Lars Holmberg of the Kings College Medical School in London, and began back in 1989, watching over men who went through the procedure.

They compared how men with early prostate cancer did when they chose the treatment of just watching it and waiting, compared to having the prostatectomy procedure.

After a period of 10.8 years they found that the incidence rate of prostate cancer death was at 13.5% for the men who went through the surgery.

This compared to 19.5% for those who chose the watch and wait approach.

After more time went buy, the incidence rate was at at 12.5% for men who had the prostatectomy.

This compared to 17.9% for men who watched and waited.

The study has been published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


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