Adverse effects of treatment for Localised prostate cancer treatment clarified

Two new studies characterising the adverse effects of contemporary treatments for clinically localised prostate cancer could help patients make more informed choices regarding therapy. With advances in both surgical and radiotherapy technologies, the relative QOL results across treatment groups remain similar as those reported by the ProtecT trial: radical prostatectomy was associated with sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence, whereas radiotherapy was associated with short-term urinary obstruction and irritation and bowel symptoms.
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