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Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments

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These differences could add up to lower side-effect rates, Wei said.

In the end, it comes down to what men decide with their doctors. Some men may worry about the invasiveness of surgery and opt for radiation therapy, whereas others might prefer surgery because they feel more comfortable knowing that their prostate has been removed and there is no chance of recurrence of prostate cancer, Wei said.

More information

For more about prostate cancer and treatments, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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