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What happens before performing a radical prostatectomy?

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First, doctors try to check that the prostate cancer hasn't spread beyond the prostate. They can check the odds that the cancer has spread, based on tables comparing the results of a biopsy and PSA levels. If they think you need further tests to see if the cancer has spread, you may get CT scans, bone scans, MRI scans, and ultrasound.

From: Prostate Cancer: Radical Prostatectomy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Oncology Stat: "Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy Better on Some Measures, Worse on Others."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 20, 2016

SOURCES:

Wein, A. 9th edition, Saunders, 2007. Campbell-Walsh Urology,

Oncology Stat: "Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy Better on Some Measures, Worse on Others."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 20, 2016

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