Prostate cancer

24 August 2010

Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

Some treatments might be less costly short term, but more expensive over time, study finds

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Treatments options for early-stage prostate cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal treatment, watchful waiting, or combinations of those methods. Decisions about which treatment to use are based on a variety of factors, including cost, according to background information in the study, published online Aug. 23 in the journal Cancer.


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