May 06, 2012 - 1:50 am
The Daily Mail goes far in suggesting that Prostate Cancer Surgery is “a waste of time”.
They report about comments by scientists from the PIVOT (Prostate Intervention Versus Observation Trial) study,involving 731 subjects (following them over 12 years since 1993), which has found that survival rates for low risk cancers do not significantly differ among patients who did surgery or has followed a Watchful Waiting approach.
One should consider that results from studies are based on percentages which may differ from one’s specific case. Nevertheless, the study provides “feed for thoughts”.
What is your opinion?