Treating Localized Prostate Cancer Boosts Survival

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Survival rates for men with localized prostate cancer are better with either
surgery or radioactive seed implantation, a treatment called brachytherapy,
compared with no “definitive” treatment, investigators at the University of Utah
in Salt Lake City report. This is true even among older men.

Based on the
research, reported in the journal Cancer, men undergoing surgery or
brachytherapy are much less likely to die of prostate cancer or any cause
compared with men undergoing no definitive therapy.