Radical Prostatectomy Outcome in Men 65 Years Old or Older With Low Risk Prostate Cancer

The Journal of Urology, 04/17/2012

Fewer than 10% of men treated with radical prostatectomy at the authors' institution were 65 years old or older with low risk prostate cancer. Despite a high prevalence of aggressive disease discovered at surgery these men experienced excellent long–term survival. Treatment recommendations in older men with low risk prostate cancer should be made after careful consideration of life expectancy based on comorbidities and potential adverse outcomes of treatment.

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