Toxicity profile with a large prostate volume after external beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.

@article{Pinkawa2008ToxicityPW,
  title={Toxicity profile with a large prostate volume after external beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Michael Pinkawa and Karin Schulte Fischedick and Branka Asadpour and Bernd Gagel and Marc Dieter Piroth and Sandra Nussen and Michael J. Eble},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={
          83-9
        }
}
PURPOSE To assess the impact of prostate volume on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) before and at different intervals after radiotherapy for prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS A group of 204 patients was surveyed prospectively before (Time A), at the last day (Time B), 2 months after (Time C), and 16 months (median) after (Time D) radiotherapy, with a validated questionnaire (Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite). The group was divided into subgroups with a small (11-43 cm(3… CONTINUE READING
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