Study: Patients may not understand new prostate cancer treatment

05/12/2008 | Forbes

Researchers say many patients are opting for newer, minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer because they think it is better than conventional surgery -- even though there is little data to support that conclusion. The study says minimally invasive radical prostatectomy tends to involve fewer complications and shorter hospital stays but has a higher risk of requiring additional treatment and causing incontinence.

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