Patient preferences for management of localized prostate cancer.

@article{Mazur1996PatientPF,
  title={Patient preferences for management of localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Dennis Mazur and David H. Hickam},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={165 1-2},
  pages={
          26-30
        }
}
We designed this study to determine whether patients with early localized prostate cancer prefer surgical intervention over watchful waiting, which aspects of the 2 management strategies influence patient preferences, and whether there are patient characteristics that predict their preferences for 1 strategy over the other. Structured interviews were used with 140 male patients seen consecutively at a university-based Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center outpatient clinic. The mean age… CONTINUE READING

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