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April 6, 2017

Active surveillance of low-risk prostate cancer is as good as treating it in many cases, and spares patients such distressing treatment side effects as sexual-functioning problems, according to a study on the quality of life impact of various treatments. Surgery, although performed with robotic techniques designed to limit prostate damage, is associated with sexual side effects and urinary leaks, the study found. Other treatments were linked to different kinds of complications.

January 4, 2016

Whole gland LDR brachytherapy has been a well established modality of treating low risk prostate cancer. Treatment in a focal manner has the advantages of reduced toxicity to surrounding organs.

There is significant cost variation between competing treatments for low-risk prostate cancer, according to a study.

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