Why not treating prostate cancer ‘is best for most men’: Thousands with slow-growing tumours are undergoing unnecessary treatment

Thousands of men with prostate cancer would be better off if it had never been diagnosed, an Oxford academic has claimed. Professor Hamdy is currently overseeing a major UK trial – the first of its kind – involving 82,400 men with prostate cancer aged 50 to 69. His team is comparing the outcomes and costs of patients who have surgery, radiotherapy or do nothing at all and just have regular check-ups. They presented their initial findings at the National Cancer Research Institute Conference in Liverpool yesterday, the UK’s largest cancer conference.
Daily Mail

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