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Letters Life after prostate cancer

Time to evaluate focal therapy

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 23 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1057
  1. Paul Cathcart, academic clinical lecturer in urology1,
  2. Hashim Uddin Ahmed, MRC research fellow and specialist registrar in urology1,
  3. Caroline Moore, academic clinical lecturer in urology1,
  4. Mark Emberton, reader in interventional oncology1
  1. 1Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London and University College Hospital London, London NW1 2BU
  1. pjcathcart{at}

    Smith and colleagues’ findings on quality of life after diagnosis and treatment of localised prostate cancer1 are neither new nor unexpected.2 3

    While much resource has gone into refining both radiotherapeutic and surgical approaches to care, the key question is: has increased specification decreased the toxicity of prostate cancer …

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