Strategy of Treatment in the Advanced Stages — Round Table Report

  • J. P. Blandy
  • M. Pavone-Macaluso
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Although cancer of the prostate is completely preventable by castration before puberty, prevention at such a price is obviously out of the question. Equally, in later life, it is necessary to weigh up the cost to the patient, in terms of quality of life, of any slight extension of its duration. Denis reminded us that in autumn it is not the length of days but their freedom from distress which should be our primary concern.


Acid Phosphatase Estrogen Therapy Cyproterone Acetate Occult Metastasis Slight Extension 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Blandy
    • 1
  • M. Pavone-Macaluso
    • 2
  1. 1.The London HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.The University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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