A recent study of 115,000 U.S. men 75 or older who had their prostates removed to treat cancer have been found to face a heightened risk of complications following their surgery. According to Reuters, the study sheds light on the importance of regular prostate exams and the need for early detection to treat cancer.
While this study may seem obvious to some, it also illuminates the problem of overtreating a problem instead of going with a less invasive procedure. For men who are 75 and older, many doctors believe that removing a prostate is a last-ditch procedure rather than the primary means of treating the disease.
“They [patients] should at least seek the care of an expert surgeon/institution,” Dr. Quoc-Dien Trinh, the study's lead author, told the news source. “Especially when we know that they are at a higher risk of complications than their younger counterparts.”
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