Unfavorable locoregional prostate carcinoma can be recognized on the basis of pretreatment PSA level, T category, and Gleason's grade without specific evaluation of pelvic lymph node status. Combined local radiation and androgen ablation for patients with unfavorable disease results in a substantial improvement in disease control compared with that achieved by either modality alone. The authors found no improvement in survival because all groups of men had a normal life expectancy to at least 5 years.
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