Quality of Life

Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Arthur J. Lim, Alfred H. Brandon, Jeffrey Fiedler, Andrew L. Brickman, Cynthia I. Boyer, William A. Raub, Mark S. Soloway

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Purpose: The impact of radical prostatectomy and external beam radiotherapy on the quality of life of patients was compared. Materials and Methods: A total of 136 patients underwent radical prostatectomy and 60 underwent external beam radiotherapy for clinically localized prostate cancer. Patients were asked to complete a questionnaire containing The Functional Living Index: Cancer, the Profile of Moods States, and a series of questions evaluating bladder, bowel and sexual function. Results: The radical prostatectomy group had worse sexual function and urinary incontinence, while the external beam radiotherapy group had worse bowel function. Of the patients 90 percent from both groups stated that they would undergo the treatment again. Conclusions: Radical prostatectomy and external beam radiotherapy have comparable impact upon quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1420-1425
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Urology
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Prostatectomy
Prostatic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Quality of Life
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Bladder
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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Lim, A. J., Brandon, A. H., Fiedler, J., Brickman, A. L., Boyer, C. I., Raub, W. A., & Soloway, M. S. (1995). Quality of Life: Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. The Journal of Urology, 154(4), 1420-1425. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(01)66881-2

Quality of Life : Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. / Lim, Arthur J.; Brandon, Alfred H.; Fiedler, Jeffrey; Brickman, Andrew L.; Boyer, Cynthia I.; Raub, William A.; Soloway, Mark S.

In: The Journal of Urology, Vol. 154, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 1420-1425.

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Lim, AJ, Brandon, AH, Fiedler, J, Brickman, AL, Boyer, CI, Raub, WA & Soloway, MS 1995, 'Quality of Life: Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer', The Journal of Urology, vol. 154, no. 4, pp. 1420-1425. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(01)66881-2
Lim AJ, Brandon AH, Fiedler J, Brickman AL, Boyer CI, Raub WA et al. Quality of Life: Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. The Journal of Urology. 1995 Jan 1;154(4):1420-1425. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5347(01)66881-2
Lim, Arthur J. ; Brandon, Alfred H. ; Fiedler, Jeffrey ; Brickman, Andrew L. ; Boyer, Cynthia I. ; Raub, William A. ; Soloway, Mark S. / Quality of Life : Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. In: The Journal of Urology. 1995 ; Vol. 154, No. 4. pp. 1420-1425.
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