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Urinary Quality of Life After Prostatectomy or Radiation for Localized Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Longitudinal Cross-Cultural Study Between Japanese and U.S. Men (Urology)

June 1, 2008

Journal Article

Authors: Shunichi Namiki, Lorna Kwan, Marjorie Kagawa Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN, Akito Terai, Mark S. Litwin

This study compares the evolution of urinary dysfunction and associated distress (bother) during the first two years after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) between Japanese and U.S. men with localized prostate cancer. A total of 477 Japanese men and 385 U.S. men with localized prostate cancer who underwent RP or EBRT participated in paired longitudinal outcomes studies. Conclusions were that Japanese and U.S. men differed in their patterns of urinary recovery up to 24 months after curative therapy for localized prostate cancer.

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