Published in Cancer Weekly, December 7th, 1998
According to a study in the December 1, 1998, issue of Cancer (Iselin et al., "Surgical Control of Clinically Localized Prostate Carcinoma Is Equivalent in African-American and White Males," Cancer, 1998;83(11):2353-60), African-American and white prostate cancer patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the gland) had similar outcomes. But when biologically aggressive disease was present, although both groups had their prostates removed, black males fared worse than white males. Early prostate cancer screening may...
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