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Fox News Medical Contributor Explains Study of Side Effects from Prostate-Cancer Treatments
Date:2/5/2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) in the January 31, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1209978 reported the functional status of men after robotic prostate surgery and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for localized prostate cancer. Most men in the study (now ages 70-89) reported some problems with urinary control and sex after treatment for prostate cancer. Long-term side effects, 15 years after prostatectomy or radiation, were not significantly different.

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Dr. David Samadi , Vice Chairman, Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center and Fox News medical contributor, spoke on the network yesterday about the outcomes reported in this study http://www.media.roboticoncology.com/tv-interviews/TheSideEffectsofProstateCancerTreatments/.   "These men underwent prostate cancer treatment in the mid-to-late '90s when radiation was less advanced and prostatectomy surgery was performed as an open or laparoscopic procedure. Surgery, in particular, has greatly advanced over the past 15 years," said Dr. Samadi, who performs custom SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) prost
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