May 21st, 2012

Marriage Has a Positive Effect on Prostate Cancer Outcomes

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Being married is a plus when it comes to prostate cancer (PCa) outcomes, according to the findings of two studies presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting. One study showed that men who have never been married may be at increased risk of PCa-specific and all-cause mortality following radical prostatectomy (RP)… In the other study, Mark D. Tyson, MD, and collaborators at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., demonstrated that unmarried men (single, divorced, separated, widowed) are at higher risk of PCa-specific mortality compared with married men of similar age, race, clinical stage, and tumor grade, even after accounting for competing causes of death.

 

Renal and Urology News by Jody Charnow

Tags: American Urological Association, Cancer, Dr. Mark Tyson, Mayo Clinic Arizona, prostate cancer, Renal and Urology News, Urology

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