Prospective quality-of-life outcomes for low-risk prostate cancer: Active surveillance versus radical prostatectomy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer (2015)

Abstract:

For patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa), active surveillance (AS) may produce oncologic outcomes comparable to those achieved with radical prostatectomy (RP). Health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) outcomes are important to consider, yet few studies have examined HRQoL among patients with PCa who were managed with AS. In this study, the authors compared longitudinal HRQoL in a prospective, racially diverse, and contemporary cohort of patients who underwent RP or AS for low-risk PCa.