Moving beyond the “1 size fits all” paradigm

Authors

  • John T. Wei MD, MS

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    1. Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Department of Urology, The University of Michigan, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Womens Trailer Room 1013, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0759
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  • See referenced original article in Cancer. 2008;112:61–68.

Abstract

Mismatches between pretreatment health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and actual treatment received for prostate cancer are common. Given the important influence of pretreatment HRQOL on post-treatment outcomes, the counseling processes used by physicians should be tailored to include pretreatment HRQOL.

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