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
Dull, aching pain in your lower back, pelvis, or hips.
lymph nodes in the groin area. These nodes are usually
Active surveillance (watchful waiting) may mean not trying to get rid of the cancer. If an older man has serious health problems and isn't
expected to live long, he may not be able to handle treatments or even want to have treatments except those
needed to keep him comfortable (palliative care).
But active surveillance sometimes means a man will be watched closely by his doctor and have regular checkups.
If the cancer starts to grow more quickly, he will have other treatment.