11 October 2016
By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team
That many men die with prostate cancer rather than of prostate cancer is often the basis behind the decision by older men to not treat this cancer. However the past two decades has brought us effective new therapies, reduced risks of side-effects from surgery and radiotherapy and an increase in life expectancy for all men. Often men above 75 years of age that are diagnosed with prostate cancer are otherwise healthy, and they look forward to many more healthy years. It's time to look more closely at the effects of treating prostate cancer in older men.
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