Is a Treatment Delay in Radical Prostatectomy Safe in Individuals with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 06/08/2012
Sun M et al. – Customarily, the timing of RP following biopsy is dictated by tumor aggressiveness. In general, patients with more unfavorable characteristics are operated sooner. This may obliterate the potential detriments of delayed RP. The treatment delay between biopsy and RP may result in more extensive periprostatic tissue resection and may adversely affect postoperative continence and erectile function.