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The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study reports health-related quality-of-life findings 5 years after diagnosis on a cohort of prostate cancer patients who had either initial radical prostatectomy or external beam radiation therapy. Patients who were treated with radiation were more likely to experience rectal discomfort and hemorrhoidal pain, whereas those who were treated surgically suffered a somewhat greater rate of urinary incontinence.

Primary Prostate Cancer Management: The Difference at 5 Years