Unanticipated and underappreciated outcomes during management of local stage prostate cancer: a prospective survey.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Journal of urology, Volume 184, Issue 1, p.120-5 (2010)


2010, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Choice Behavior, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Decision Making, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Focus Groups, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Staging, Patient Satisfaction, Prospective Studies, Prostatic Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Shared Resources, Treatment Outcome


Due to the complexity of factors that must be considered when choosing a therapy for prostate cancer, we hypothesized that many men will find that certain factors such as side effects gain or lose importance after therapy relative to their expectations before therapy.