|Prostate cancer surgery may do nothing to prolong |
life, according to a new study. (AP Photo/M.
Specialists await full results of 12-year study
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2012 1:54 PM CDT
(Newser) – Cancer experts are nervously awaiting the publication of a new study that may revolutionize the treatment of prostate cancer, the Independent reports. First revealed at a urology conference in February, the 12-year study of 731 men showed that standard prostate cancer surgery did nothing to prolong life. "The only rational response to these results is, when presented with a patient with prostate cancer, to do nothing," says a British specialist.