Different surgeries for treatment of prostate cancer are based on their suitability for different conditions of the cancer. The main factors taken into consideration before deciding a suitable one among the different types of surgery for prostate cancer are size and spread of the cancer, the grade or Gleason score of the cancer cells when observed under a microscope, your general health and the patient’s cancer symptoms.
Some treatment options for prostate cancer through surgery include:
It can be difficult to decide a prostate procedure simply because of the multiple types of it available. What the doctors need to do is to weigh the risks in comparison to the risks keeping in mind the various relevant factors. Besides, they also need to make a decision based on the aim of the treatment. For example, some less invasive surgeries allow a patient to recover quickly but they are less effective in treating the cancer.
The very invasive procedures of prostate cancer treatment always carry the risk of long term complications. Nonetheless, these become essential when it has been confirmed that the cancer cannot be treated with the less invasive methods.
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