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Prostate Cancer: Surgery

Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer

Radical prostatectomy involves surgically removing the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. This treatment is recommended to treat early stages of the disease. Discover how common this procedure is, the complications involved with this surgery, and more.

Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer

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Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment

Two tests are used to look for prostate cancer: a digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test. The PSA blood test looks for something called prostate-specific antigen in the blood. Who should have a PSA test and when is controversial: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend regular PSA tests. The task force say the tests may find cancers that are so slow growing that treatment, which can have serious side effects, would offer no benefit.  The American Cancer Society (ACS)...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Laparoscopic prostate surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery performed with the aid of a small camera. Discover the advantages of this surgery type, its side effects and more.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Prostate Cancer

 

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