Emotional Distress Increases the Likelihood of Undergoing Surgery among Men with Localized Prostate Cancer.

@article{Orom2017EmotionalDI,
  title={Emotional Distress Increases the Likelihood of Undergoing Surgery among Men with Localized Prostate Cancer.},
  author={Heather Orom and Willie Underwood and Caitlin Biddle},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2017},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={350-355}
}
PURPOSE We determined whether among men with clinically localized prostate cancer, particularly men with low risk disease, greater emotional distress increases the likelihood of undergoing surgery vs radiation or active surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were 1,531 patients recruited from 2 academic and 3 community facilities (nonHispanic white 83%, nonHispanic black 11% and Hispanic 6%; low risk 36%, intermediate risk 49% and high risk 15%; choice of active surveillance 24… CONTINUE READING
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