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  • TA Buchholz, TL Walden, BR Prestidge [ MD Anderson Cancer Ctr, Houston; Natl Cancer Inst, Bethesda, Md; Wilford Hall Med Ctr, Lackland AFB, Tex]

    Cost-Effectiveness of Posttreatment Surveillance After Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Seminoma

    Cancer 82: 1126-1133, 1998

       


    Conclusion – Nearly all patients with early-stage seminoma who undergo orchiectomy and postoperative lymph node irradiation have excellent disease-free and overall survival rates. Thus, the cost of surveillance, as carried out in this patient group, does not appear to be justified. An analysis of patterns of failure may lead to a more appropriate follow-up schedule. Singificant cost savings can be achieved by eliminating surveillance CT scans and limiting serum studies to selected patients.

           


 

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 

Testis Tumor
      

  • TA Buchholz, TL Walden, BR Prestidge [ MD Anderson Cancer Ctr, Houston; Natl Cancer Inst, Bethesda, Md; Wilford Hall Med Ctr, Lackland AFB, Tex]
    Cost-Effectiveness of Posttreatment Surveillance After Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Seminoma
    Cancer 82: 1126-1133, 1998
       
    Conclusion – Nearly all patients with early-stage seminoma who undergo orchiectomy and postoperative lymph node irradiation have excellent disease-free and overall survival rates. Thus, the cost of surveillance, as carried out in this patient group, does not appear to be justified. An analysis of patterns of failure may lead to a more appropriate follow-up schedule. Singificant cost savings can be achieved by eliminating surveillance CT scans and limiting serum studies to selected patients.
           

 

 

 

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