Carcinoma of prostate in men aged fifty and under: therapeutic options.
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).
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Werthman, P., Khanna, O. P., Gonick, P., Silverstein, L., Fetzer, A. E., Jaffe, J. S., Dilcher, R., Mullin, E., Jr, Wasko, R., & Nugent, D. M. (1992). Carcinoma of prostate in men aged fifty and under: therapeutic options. Urology, 39(1), 48–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/0090-4295(92)90040-4
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine