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Are there different types? Cliff ’s comment: It has been 10 years since my radical prostatectomy, and I feel great. I am doing all of the things that I had done before the surgery and more. So far, my PSA has remained undetectable, and it is very reassuring to hear this at my urology clinic visits. Radical prostatectomy is the surgical procedure whereby the entire prostate is removed, as well as the seminal vesicles, the section of the urethra that passes through the prostate, the ends of the vas deferens, and a portion of the bladder neck.
HIFU is not currently approved for use in the United States. Hormone therapy, through the use of pills, shots, both pills and shots, or bilateral orchiectomy, is a palliative approach to the treatment of prostate cancer. By removing or preventing the action of testosterone on the prostate cancer, these therapies shrink the prostate cancer and slow down its growth. However, they do not cure prostate cancer (see Question 26). Hormone therapy The manipulation of the disease’s natural history and symptoms through the use of hormones.
19. How do I decide which treatment is best for me? Currently, the burden of medical decision making falls on you, the patient, and it is our job as physicians to provide you with the information that will allow you to make the decision. ” If the answer is no, that you would be constantly worrying about whether cancer remained in the prostate if it were left in place, then a radical prostatectomy is probably best for you. Other issues to bear in mind are the impact of incontinence and erectile dysfunction on your lifestyle.