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Table 3 Frequency of treatments* for various complications, according to age, among men with newly managed prostate cancer in 2009, still alive after two years

From: Prostate cancer outcomes in France: treatments, adverse effects and two-year mortality

  40-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 ≥85 All ages
Complications 414 1,433 3,727 6,782 6,792 7,033 5,554 3,106 1,893 36,734
  % % % % % % % % % %
Erectile dysfunction 34.1 46.9 43.9 37.1 27.6 11.8 2.1 0.5 0.1 21.2
  Intracavernous injection 33.8 46.7 43.8 37.0 27.5 11.7 2.0 0.4 0.1 21.1
  Penile prosthesis 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Urinary disorders 14.0 20.4 20.5 19.4 21.8 19.5 17.1 14.6 14.4 18.9
  Drug treatment 10.6 15.6 16.4 14.7 17.1 15.9 14.5 11.6 9.3 15.0
  External devices 3.9 6.1 5.6 5.8 6.2 4.8 2.6 2.8 4.2 4.8
  Surgical procedure 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.0 1.0
Clot removal           
  Surgical procedure 1.2 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.9 2.3 1.4
Urethral stricture           
  Surgical procedure 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.6 1.9
Bladder neck stenosis           
  Surgical procedure 1.4 2.2 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.8
Radiation-induced inflammation           
  Hospitalisation 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.9 1.4 2.0 0.5 0.1 1.0
Acute urinary retention           
  Surgical procedure 5.1 3.8 5.4 7.5 8.6 12.6 17.2 20.6 19.4 11.5
Urethral or rectal fistula           
  Hospitalisation 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
None 55.1 40.5 40.5 45.2 49.4 60.0 65.4 66.4 64.3 54.1
Drug treatment           
  Antidepressants 14.5 15.6 12.4 9.2 9.4 9.3 11.6 15.9 18.8 11.3
  Anxiolytics 19.3 19.0 17.2 15.0 15.4 17.0 18.2 21.7 23.9 17.4
  1. *Hospitalisation: primary diagnosis, surgical treatment: presence of a specific surgical procedure code, external devices and medication: reimbursement codes.