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Prostate Cancer Care Costs Vary by Treatment
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The short-term and long-term costs of prostate cancer care can vary considerably based on which treatment strategies men initially choose and receive, according to an online study in the journal, Cancer.

For most prostate cancer cases, costs were highest in the initial year of the diagnosis—then dropped sharply and remained steady over the next several years, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said. However, the patterns of costs over a five-year period varied widely in the short-term and long-term based on the initial treatment received.