Black men with prostate cancer reported worse problems with sexual and urinary function after surgery to remove their prostates than White men who underwent the same surgery.
Researchers analyzed the medical records of 1,006 men diagnosed with prostate cancer from 2007 to 2017 at four military institutions and at civilian medical facilities in Washington state.
The results of the study were presented at a 2021 scientific meeting.
- See “Racial Differences in Treatment Patterns and Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer” on the docwirenews websute (January 19, 2022)
- See the poster and abstract “The effect of race on treatment patterns and health-related qualkity of life outcomes in men undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer” by Natasza Posielski et al.