1) Despite this evolution in the treatment armamentarium, the open simple prostatectomy
(OSP) remains a useful tool for addressing the unique challenge of a large volume prostate gland (>80 g).
Bert Vorstman is a proponent of focal therapy in certain cases of prostate cancer and his dire warnings regarding the misrepresentations, lack of ethics and chicanery surrounding the robotic prostatectomy
have been echoed by a number of physicians and organizations.
DEAR ANNIE: I had a strong reaction to the letter from "Missing It,'' whose husband had a prostatectomy
Urinary incontinence after prostatectomy
or radiation is a devastating problem in men and remains the most feared complication following the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
The use of the most advanced technologies for treating prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and robotic prostatectomy
, is common and increasing among the very men least likely to benefit from treatment, according to a report.
It is a common complication after radical prostatectomy
which decreases the patient's quality of life.
The study entitled "Validation of a panel of cell cycle progression genes for improved risk-stratification in a contemporary radical prostatectomy
cohort," concluded that the Prolaris test effectively stratified men by risk of biochemical recurrence.
Surgery, which involves complete removal of the prostate gland and associated lymph glands, is termed a radical prostatectomy
Men who had a radical prostatectomy
for localised prostate cancer reported worse urinary incontinence and worse sexual function 5 years later than similar men treated with external beam radiotherapy in a cohort study from the USA.
Men with low-risk localised prostate cancer face a bewildering array of treatment options, including watchful waiting, active surveillance, external beam radiotherapy, cryotherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and radical prostatectomy
1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's very likely that whichever prostate cancer treatment you choose - prostatectomy
surgery, hormone therapy, brachytherapy, external beam radiation, or HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) - will impact your sex life.
Options include radical prostatectomy
, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), or brachytherapy, all of which provide high rates of disease control but are associated with quality of life (QOL) complications, such as erectile dysfunction.