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Emotional distress may lead to more aggressive treatment for prostate cancer

Anxious male patient with doctor

The emotional stress many men experience after receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer may lead them to select more aggressive — and potentially unnecessary — treatment options, a UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute study has found.

By DAVID J. HILL

Published January 12, 2017

Heather Orom
“We don’t want men to make a decision that they’ll regret later on.”
Heather Orom, associate professor
Department of Community Health and Health Behavior