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J Urol. 1995 Mar;153(3 Pt 2):1026-31.

Experience with radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Division of Urology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Abstract

We assessed the actuarial survival of 357 patients with localized prostate cancer who were treated with radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center between 1980 and 1991 and who were followed for a median of 59 months. During this period patients with clinical stages A2 and B tumors who had an anticipated life expectancy of 10 years or greater were generally treated with surgery. Patients with stages A2 and B tumors who were not candidates for surgery and those with stage C tumors were generally treated with radiation therapy. There were no significant differences among the cause specific, clinical disease-free and prostate specific antigen disease-free survival curves of patients with stages A2 and B tumors who were treated with radical prostatectomy (138) or radiation therapy (138) but the all cause and metastases-free survival curves favored the surgery group (p < 0.000001 and 0.046, respectively). There was no significant difference between the all cause survival curves of the patients with stages A2 and B tumors and of 81 patients with stage C tumors who were treated with radiation therapy. However, the cause specific survival curves favored the patients with stages A2 and B tumors (p = 0.000007). This study demonstrates that there is a high risk of death from co-morbidities in a hospital based population of American veterans with localized prostate cancer who are not candidates for radical prostatectomy.

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