Giuliani's Choices

New York City's mayor has several options for his prostate cancer. The odds for a cure are good

When Rudy Giuliani, New York's high-visibility mayor, revealed last week he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, he joined 180,000 American men who will be told by year's end they have the disease. Giuliani's cancer was apparently caught in its early stages, thanks to a PSA blood test that often signals prostate abnormalities. That's good news for the mayor, since he's likely to be completely cured--and need not endure more than a brief disruption of his Senate race against Hillary Clinton.

But like other men caught in a similar bind, Giuliani must choose from several different courses of treatment, each with...

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