More evidence not all prostate cancers need treatment

Monday, Jul 22, 2013
Reuters

UNITED STATES – In a study of older men who had died from causes other than prostate cancer, almost half were found to have prostate tumours.

And up to half of those tumours detected on autopsy would have qualified for treatment had doctors known about them while the men lived, though none had been the cause of death.

That suggests the criteria for treatment “might be worth reexamining,” according to the study authors, and adds to a growing body of evidence that a wait-and-see approach might be better than treatment for many prostate cancers.

Read more: http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/content/more-evidence-not-all-prostate-cancers-need-treatment/page/0/0

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