Presented at the 4th Urological Research Forum, 28–30 January 2000, Okinawa, Japan.
Radical prostatectomy: Time trends, morbidity and quality of life
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2001
International Journal of Urology
Volume 8, Issue 7, pages S15–S18, July 2001
How to Cite
Arai, Y. (2001), Radical prostatectomy: Time trends, morbidity and quality of life. International Journal of Urology, 8: S15–S18. doi: 10.1046/j.1442-2042.2001.00328.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2001
- prostate cancer;
- quality of life
Abstract In recent years, increased screening for prostate cancer, primarily with prostate-specific antigen testing, has led to an apparent increase in the incidence of prostate cancer and resulted in a shift to an earlier patient age and tumor stage at diagnosis. From the early 1980s, there have been great advances in surgical technique. In the 1990s, radical prostatectomy gained popularity among Japanese urologists. Time trends and morbidity of contemporary anatomical radical prostatectomy in Japan are reported here. In addition, the quality of life in men undergoing radical prostatectomy is discussed.