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Prostate Cancer Survival the Same with Treatment or 'Watchful Waiting'

Men with early prostate cancer whose doctors monitor their situation, as opposed to treating the cancer, have the same long-term survival rates. The finding was the outcome of a large British study comparing so-called “watchful waiting” with cancer treatment.   The ProtecT or Prostate Cancer Trial enrolled more than 82,400 men between the ages of 50 and 69.  Of these, more than 1,600 men tested positive for early prostate cancer. They were followed for 10 years between 1999 and...

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