Treatment regret common among men with prostate cancer: study

Better support and education is needed so patients have realistic expectations, researchers say

More than one in 10 men with prostate cancer regret their first choice of therapy, with those choosing prostatectomy most likely to be disappointed, a US study shows.

The findings emphasise the importance of ensuring men have realistic expectations about function and adverse events after radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy, the researchers say.

Data for 2072 men recruited to the prospective Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation for Localized