ICYMI: September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

icymiAlmost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment

WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016 (The Washington Post)–The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, saying they had been expecting a survival rate of 90 percent.

The two new studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also illustrated the complicated treatment equations facing men with early-stage prostate cancer, and they immediately set off a debate among physicians about how to interpret the results.

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