Time, symptom burden, androgen deprivation, and self-assessed quality of life after radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting: the Randomized Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) clinical trial.

@article{Johansson2009TimeSB,
  title={Time, symptom burden, androgen deprivation, and self-assessed quality of life after radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting: the Randomized Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number 4 (SPCG-4) clinical trial.},
  author={Eva Johansson and Anna Bill-Axelson and Lars H Holmberg and Erik Onel{\"o}v and Jan-Erik Johansson and Gunnar Steineck},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={422-30}
}
BACKGROUND Quality-of-life outcomes are important in the choice of treatment strategy for men with localized prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE To evaluate how follow-up time, number of physical symptoms, and presence of androgen deprivation affected quality of life among men randomized to radical prostatectomy or watchful waiting. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The study group was composed of all 376 living men included in the Swedish part of the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group Study Number… CONTINUE READING
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