Health-related quality of life for men with prostate cancer--an evaluation of outcomes 12-24 months after treatment
Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/24/2012
Brassell SA et al. – Because of the protracted nature of recovery after surgery, delayed onset of effects from radiation, potential interval decline secondary to age–related symptoms, and longevity of patients with prostate cancer, determination of long–term health–related quality of life outcomes is integral. Counseling with regard to these outcomes should be balanced with oncologic expectations from treatment.