New Study Gives More Hope For Surviving Aggressive Prostate Cancer
New Study Gives More Hope for Surviving Aggressive Prostate Cancer
It’s long been believed that patients with aggressive prostate cancer are not candidates for surgery. A new study presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association found that surgery provides long-term cancer control in these cases. Patients with the most aggressive form of prostate cancer who have surgery – radical prostatectomy – were found to have a 10-year cancer-specific survival rate of 92%, which is high, and a 77% overall survival rate, according to researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic, USA. This compares to an 88% 10-year cancer-specific survival rate and 52% overall survival rate for those who underwent radiotherapy without surgery.
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