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Radical prostatectomy — aftercare should not be an afterthought

Focus on quality of life after prostate cancer is vital to improve patient care. Improved assessment and proactive management of post-treatment functional outcomes is essential. Many aspects of the patients’ aftercare need to be improved in order to set up a clear path following prostatectomy. These improvements will enable a timely and efficient escalation of treatment and ameliorate patients’ survivorship experience.

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Correspondence to Findlay MacAskill.

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A.S., M.S. and F.M. have received an unrestricted educational grant from Boston Scientific.

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MacAskill, F., Sahai, A., Shabbir, M. et al. Radical prostatectomy — aftercare should not be an afterthought. Nat Rev Urol 18, 703–704 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-021-00526-5

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