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What is perineal prostatectomy for early-stage prostate cancer?

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This is a surgery when the doctor removes the prostate through a cut between your anus and testicles. Surgeons also can do this through very small cuts in your pelvis using tiny tools. This technique is called laparoscopy, and the cuts are smaller than in the other operations. A surgeon can also use robotic arms to control the surgical tools and make more precise cuts, called robotic surgery.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer."

Horwich, A. , 2013. Annals of Oncology

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer PDQ." "Treatment Choices for Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Prostate Cancer: NCCN Guidelines for Patients."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Prostate Cancer--Treatment Options."

UpToDate: “Initial approach to low- and very low-risk clinical localized prostate cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Prostate Cancer."

Horwich, A. , 2013. Annals of Oncology

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer PDQ." "Treatment Choices for Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Prostate Cancer: NCCN Guidelines for Patients."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Prostate Cancer--Treatment Options."

UpToDate: “Initial approach to low- and very low-risk clinical localized prostate cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 12, 2018

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