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Early chemotherapy extends lives of men with prostate cancer

CHICAGO — Many men with prostate cancer put off using chemotherapy as long as possible, fearing its side effects.

But a new study has found that men given chemotherapy early in their treatment for advanced disease lived a median of nearly 14 months longer than those who did not get early chemotherapy. The result could upend the established treatment practice, researchers said Sunday.

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