Radical Prostatectomy

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Radical Prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the entire prostate gland, along with surrounding tissues, in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is considered a primary treatment option for localized prostate cancer and aims to remove cancerous cells and prevent the spread of the disease.

When and why do people go for Radical Prostatectomy?

People undergo radical prostatectomy when they are diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, particularly in cases where the cancer is confined to the prostate gland and has not spread to other parts of the body. Surgery is often recommended as the initial treatment for early-stage prostate cancer or as part of a multimodal treatment approach for more advanced stages. The goal of radical prostatectomy is to remove the entire prostate gland, along with any cancerous cells, thereby reducing the risk of cancer spreading and improving long-term outcomes for patients.

What makes Radical Prostatectomy different from other treatment options?

Radical prostatectomy differs from other treatment options for prostate cancer, such as radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and active surveillance, in that it directly targets and removes the entire prostate gland affected by cancer. While other treatments may be used to shrink tumours, destroy remaining cancer cells, or slow the progression of the disease, surgery remains a primary treatment modality for potentially curative intent. Radical prostatectomy may be performed using different techniques, including open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, depending on the surgeon's preference and the patient's specific circumstances.

How does life change after Radical Prostatectomy?

Life after radical prostatectomy can vary depending on the extent of surgery, the stage of the cancer, and the individual's overall health and well-being. While some patients may experience temporary side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, or changes in bowel habits following surgery, many find relief from the removal of cancerous tissue and a reduced risk of cancer recurrence. With proper rehabilitation, support, and follow-up care, many patients are able to lead fulfilling lives after radical prostatectomy. Regular follow-up appointments, monitoring, and ongoing care are essential for managing potential complications, monitoring for recurrence, and supporting long-term recovery after radical prostatectomy.

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