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Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds

A long-term study of men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer has confirmed that patients who forgo immediate surgery have the same odds of living another decade or two as patients who have their tumors surgically removed.

The results, published in Thursday’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, show that while each approach offers a different mix of benefits and risks, neither is likely to result in death due to prostate cancer.

“Surgery did not reduce mortality in men with localized prostate cancer,” said

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