Prostate cancer develops slowly and is frequently diagnosed in elderly men, and its treatments are associated with adverse effects on the urinary and sexual function of patients . Radical prostatectomy (RP) may reduce the disease-specifi c mortality of patients with prostate cancer, although this approach has been shown to have long-term negative complications with no improvement in overall patient survival . Chen et al. , recommended that longitudinal measurement of patients’ reported outcomes is crucial because of the time-dependent nature of symptom development after treatment.
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