Quality of Life after Radical Prostatectomy or Watchful Waiting

  title={Quality of Life after Radical Prostatectomy or Watchful Waiting},
  author={Gunnar Steineck and Fred Helgesen and J. Patrik Adolfsson and Paul W. Dickman and Jan-Erik Johansson and Bo Johan Norl{\'e}n and Lars H Holmberg},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={347 11},
BACKGROUND We evaluated symptoms and self-assessments of quality of life in men with localized prostate cancer who participated in a randomized comparison between radical prostatectomy and watchful waiting. METHODS Between 1989 and 1999, a group of Swedish urologists randomly assigned men with localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting. In this follow-up study, we obtained information from 326 of 376 eligible men (87 percent) concerning certain symptoms, symptom… CONTINUE READING


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