Study Shows Surgery Has Fewer Side Effects and Long-Term Issues Compared with Radiation for Treating Prostate Cancer

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A study reveals that more complications occur in patients treated with radiation therapy versus surgery for prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of Toronto analyzed over 60,000 men between the ages of 65 and 79 who has either underwent a radical prostatectomy or radiation. Results suggest that prostate cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy have a 25-40% increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures due to treatment complications. Via PR Newswire. Posted July 7, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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