Study: For Men with Prostate Cancer, Emotional Distress May Lead to More Aggressive Treatment

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“The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.

” ‘Emotional distress may motivate men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose more aggressive treatment, such as choosing surgery over active surveillance,’ said UB’s Heather Orom, the lead author on the study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Urology.”

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