Do You Have Early-stage Prostate Cancer? You May Want To Re-think Surgery.

Early-stage prostate cancer is a small cancer confined to the prostate gland, which can normally only be detected with a biopsy.
 
Surgery of this type of cancer has showed mixed results, and has so far not demonstrated to be a very effective solution to the cancer. In fact, mortality rates 20 years after discovery of the cancer, are not significantly different in people undergoing surgery, and people not undergoing surgery.
 
A study of 731 men with early stage prostate cancer (average age of 67), showed that at the 20 year follow-up, 7% of the men who had prostate cancer surgery, died of prostate cancer. Of the men who did not have surgery, 11% died of prostate cancer.
 
In other words, the mortality rates are better for those who had surgery, but only slightly.
 
However, 80% of the men who had surgery reported having erectile dysfunction throughout the 20 year follow-up period, compared with 40% of the men who did not have surgery.
 
Put differently, this research indicates that there is a trade-off between ED and a slight increase in life expectancy. 
 
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