National Cancer Institute
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Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study:

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PCOS Data Collection

A survey questionnaire was sent to men at 6, 12, 24, and 60 months after the initial diagnosis. The survey was designed to focus on quality-of-life issues -- urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunctions -- known to be the most relevant to men with prostate cancer.

A unique aspect of the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) data collection was the extensive effort made to obtain information from medical records of the patients not routinely collected by SEER. The additional information included specific diagnostic procedures, PSA values, clinical stage and grade of tumor, details of treatments including specific hormonal therapies, and acute complications of therapies.

View or print the PCOS questionnaires in PDF:

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20 Mar 2007
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