Researchers Say Prostate Cancer Anxiety Affects Treatment Timing

by: cancercompass

Prostate cancer anxiety affects treatment timing according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Researchers conducted this study to understand how cancer anxiety affects an older man's decision to initiate androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) when biochemical cancer recurrences (BCR) are present.

Patients completed questionnaires throughout the study to measure anxiety with the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer. Overall findings were that 33% of patients initiated ADT at the first or second clinic visit, showing that early initiation of this treatment was largely attributed to heightened levels of prostate cancer anxiety in older men with BCR.

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