04 June 2019

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Life after rejecting treatment advice for prostate cancer

Some men reject their doctor's recommendations for prostate cancer treatment. They do this for various reasons. Sometimes it turns out well – they avoid over-treatment. Other times it turns out not-so-well. Either way, it’s a difficult decision to make, which has profound consequences for these men and their families. A new study has interviewed 11 Australian men who rejected their doctor’s treatment advice to find out how this decision affected their lives.

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