How does active surveillance for prostate cancer affect quality of life? A systematic review

Claudia Repetto, Lara Bellardita, Riccardo Valdagni, Roderick Van Den Bergh, Hans Randsdorp, Lionne D.F. Venderbos, J. Athene Lane, Ida J. Korfage

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Abstract

The optimal management of screen-detected, localised prostate cancer remains controversial, related to overtreatment issues of screening and the nonrandomised evidence base. Active surveillance (AS) aims to delay or avoid curative therapy but may potentially harm patients' well-being through living with untreated prostate cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-645
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Prostate cancer
  • Systematic review
  • Well-being

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