Title

Carcinoma of Prostate in Men Aged Fifty and Under: Therapeutic Options.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1992

Abstract

We made a retrospective study of 20 men, aged fifty or under, with adenocarcinoma of the prostate to evaluate presenting symptoms, stage, grade, and therapeutic results. Sixty-five percent were found to have extracapsular spread of disease (Stage C or D). The therapy used was one or a combination of three types: radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and hormonal manipulation. Five of 6 patients with Stage B disease and 3 of 6 patients with Stage C disease were treated with radiation therapy. The other Stages B and C patients underwent radical prostatectomy. In all 5 of Stage B patients receiving radiation, therapy failed; the mean time to tumor recurrence was 3.2 years. Two of 3 patients with Stage C disease died of metastatic disease within three years of receiving radiation. The 4 patients (Stages B and C) who underwent radical prostatectomy are free of disease. There was a statistically higher failure rate among the radiation therapy patients with Stages B and C disease than among the surgical patients (X2 = 8.4, p less than 0.1).

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

48

Last Page

51

ISSN

0090-4295

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

1728794

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article