Overtreatment of men with low-risk prostate cancer and significant comorbidity.

@article{Daskivich2011OvertreatmentOM,
  title={Overtreatment of men with low-risk prostate cancer and significant comorbidity.},
  author={Timothy J. Daskivich and Karim Chamie and Lorna Kwan and Jessica Labo and Roland Palvolgyi and Atreya Dash and Sheldon Greenfield and Mark S. Litwin},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 10},
  pages={2058-66}
}
BACKGROUND Men with low-risk prostate cancer and significant comorbidity are susceptible to overtreatment. The authors sought to compare the impact of comorbidity and age on treatment choice in men with low-risk disease. METHODS The authors sampled 509 men with low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed at the Greater Los Angeles and Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Centers between 1997 and 2004. Rates of aggressive treatment (radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, brachytherapy) were… CONTINUE READING
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