Prostate cancer patients may benefit from shorter course of radiation therapy after surgery, study finds

Fewer radiation treatments at higher doses following surgery may be a safe and effective treatment option for people with prostate cancer, according to new clinical trial data. The study by the American Society for Radiation Oncology found that men who had radiation regimens of five weeks instead of seven weeks, saw positive results while not increasing their risks of long-term side effects. Prostate cancer is highly treatable when caught early enough. In the United States, the 10-year survival rate is 98%.

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