Monday, 19 June 2017

Surgery or Radiotherapy?

I chose surgery over radiotherapy for a far more basic reason. I preferred to think of the cancerous tissue, as it was thrown into the hospital incinerator, destroying what would have destroyed me. I didn't like the idea of having a radiated piece of gunk, sitting in my groin area, not knowing if it really was completely dead.

But you might see things differently?

Surgery Seen as Superior to Radiation Therapy in Younger Men with High-risk Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Jun 16, 2017 06:23 am | Carolina Henriques


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Men under 60 with high-risk prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy — or surgery to remove all or part of the prostate — as an initial treatment, showed significantly improved overall survival at four years than those given radiation therapy, a study found. Researchers used the National Cancer Database to analyze 16,944 high-risk prostate cancer patients, age 59 or younger.

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