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Some Men Regret Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Aug 28, 2017

Some Men Regret Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Almost 15% of long-term prostate cancer survivors regret their treatment decisions, according to new research in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

The findings underscore the need for informative discussions between doctors and patients, the authors said.

Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland. This small organ produces the fluid that, when mixed with sperm from the testes, forms semen. There are several ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgical removal of the prostate (called a radical prostatectomy), radiation treatment, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. Some men develop sexual and urinary problems after these methods. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common side effect.

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