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Genitourinary Cancers

Genitourinary Cancers

Active surveillance is effective and yields good outcomes in patients with clinical stage I testicular cancer who underwent orchiectomy.

Prostate cancer patients who smoke may be more susceptible to complications from treatment, and have increased risk of side effects and disease recurrence.

This article reviews recent evidence suggesting an increased risk of pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, and acute kidney injury in men treated with ADT and consider whether the incidence of such events differs with the treatment modality.

As a variety of new hormonal agents are increasing survival times for men with metastatic disease, it is becoming increasingly important to consider cardiovascular, renal, and other potentially more serious risks associated with long-term ADT, especially in an aging population.

The problem with large sets of data is the risk of the “GIGO” principle—viz. garbage in, garbage out—and it requires a very careful and thoughtful investigator to rule out the many errors of large-scale data capture.

Group exercise programs can improve the physical and mental well-being of prostate cancer patients, as well as providing emotional and social support.

A small study found that testosterone may suppress the growth of some advanced prostate cancers and could reverse resistance to testosterone-blocking agents.

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