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Prostate cancer - When doing nothing may be best

MagazineAugust 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 5)Prostate cancer - When doing nothing may be best

When doing nothing may be bestMen diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer could live up to 10 years with no intervention, according to new research

When doing nothing may be best
Men diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer could live up to 10 years with no intervention, according to new research. Patients diagnosed with these aggressive cancers, especially if they fall within the younger age range, would usually be put through cancer therapy to improve their prognosis. However, on reviewing the progress of 767 men aged 55-74 when diagnosed, the scientists found that men with high-grade tumours still had a reasonably long life expectancy even without treatment).


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