Evaluation of the association of prostate cancer-specific anxiety with sexual function, depression and cancer aggressiveness in men 1 year following surgical treatment for localized prostate cancer
Tavlarides AM et al. – The data suggest that higher levels of Cancer–specific anxiety (CSA) are associated with poor sexual function and increased depressive symptoms 1 year after prostatectomy. Moreover, the authors noted demographic and pathologic features associated with higher CSA as well. If confirmed, the data support development of models to predict men at high risk of CSA following prostate cancer surgery and targeted referral for additional counseling.