Prostate Treatments

A study of almost nineteen hundred men with localized prostate cancer is reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

It compares the outcome of three methods of treatment as far as PSA blood tests are concerned.

They found that for low risk patients, treatment by radical surgery, external radiation, or implantation of radioactive seeds all had similar outcomes.

But, for men who had high-risk conditions, either radical surgery or external radiation was better than implantation of the seeds.

All three methods continue to undergo extensive research.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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