Long-term quality of life outcome after proton beam monotherapy for localized prostate cancer.

@article{Coen2012LongtermQO,
  title={Long-term quality of life outcome after proton beam monotherapy for localized prostate cancer.},
  author={John J. Coen and Jonathan J. Paly and Andrzej Niemierko and Elizabeth A. Weyman and Anita Rodrigues and William U. Shipley and Anthony Laurence Zietman and James Austin Talcott},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={e201-9}
}
OBJECTIVES High-dose external radiation for localized prostate cancer results in favorable clinical outcomes and low toxicity rates. Here, we report long-term quality of life (QOL) outcome for men treated with conformal protons. METHODS QOL questionnaires were sent at specified intervals to 95 men who received proton radiation. Of these, 87 men reported 3- and/or 12-month outcomes, whereas 73 also reported long-term outcomes (minimum 2 years). Symptom scores were calculated at baseline, 3… CONTINUE READING

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