PROSTATE CANCER: Comparing quality of life outcomes after prostate cancer treatment
Life expectancy after primary treatment for localized prostate cancer is long, so the importance of functional outcomes and quality-of-life measures cannot be underestimated. Careful assessment of the data, with an emphasis on patient selection, definition of clinical significance, and length of follow-up duration, is essential.
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