Screening, treatment, and prostate cancer mortality in the Seattle area and Connecticut: fifteen-year follow-up.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of general internal medicine, Volume 23, Issue 11, p.1809-14 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Connecticut, Epidemiology Core Facility, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Mortality, Physician's Practice Patterns, PROSTATECTOMY, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Radiotherapy, Adjuvant, SEER Program, Shared Resources, Washington

Abstract:

Prior to introduction of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, the Seattle-Puget Sound and Connecticut Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) areas had similar prostate cancer mortality rates. Early in the PSA era (1987-1990), men in the Seattle area were screened and treated more intensively for prostate cancer than men in Connecticut.