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Prostate Cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 58

National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (UK).

Cardiff (UK): National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (UK); 2008 Feb.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9558265-0-4
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Prostate cancer is one of the commonest cancers in men. Each year there are about 27,773 new cases in England and Wales, and 9161 deaths. Prostate cancer is predominantly a disease of older men but around 20% of cases occur in men under the age of 65. Over the past 10 to 15 years there have been a number of significant advances in its management but also a number of major controversies, especially about the clinical management of patients with early, non-metastatic disease. These uncertainties clearly cause anxieties for patients and their families. There is evidence of practice variation around the country and of patchy availability of certain treatments and procedures. A clinical guideline will help to address these issues and offer guidance on best practice.

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