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Early management of prostate cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20369138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prostate cancer is now the commonest cancer diagnosed in Australia. In 2005 there were 5913 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in New South Wales alone (31% of male cancers; 17% of all cancers). However, that year there were only 980 deaths from prostate cancer in NSW, and so prostate cancer dropped to be the fourth commonest cause of cancer death, ahead of breast cancer with 877 deaths. This discrepancy is a major cause of the angst experienced in the detection and management of prostate cancer. What is needed is a way to separate the significant prostate cancers from the insignificant ones, and accept that identifying them is a very different issue to managing them aggressively.
Michael Izard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mater Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Early Detection of Cancer*
Family Practice
Men's Health
Middle Aged
New South Wales
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  radiotherapy*

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