Prostate cancer incidence and mortality in rural men - a systematic review of the literature Full Text
Rural and Remote Health, 05/29/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Obertova Z et al. – The review of the literature showed that in spite of inconsistent definitions of rural/urban categories among studies the majority reported higher incidence rates in urban men. This finding suggests that rural men are less likely to be screened and less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although mortality patterns tended to be heterogeneous, there was some evidence that rural residents with prostate cancer experience higher death rates.