Emotionally Distressed Prostate Cancer Patients May Ask for Overly Aggressive Therapy

Emotionally Distressed Prostate Cancer Patients May Ask for Overly Aggressive Therapy
Men with low-risk prostate cancer who are not emotionally well may ask doctors for a more aggressive treatment regimen when it may not be necessary, a study suggests. The research, “Emotional Distress Increases the Likelihood of Undergoing Surgery among Men with Localized Prostate Cancer,” was published in the Journal of Urology. Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among elderly men and the second leading malignancy in the Western world. Among men with localized prostate cancer, those with a low-risk disease have extremely low rates of cancer-specific mortality within 10 years of diagnosis. In these cases, many doctors prefer to offer patients
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