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what is the turp procedure for prostate cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Surgery: This a surgical procedure where a telecope is placed through the penis and a portion of the prostate is removed endoscopically with a laser or some other device. This is generally performed for benign conditions of the prostate but can be rarely used in prostate cancer patients to treat complications from the prostate cancer. Complications include erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
Answered on Feb 8, 2017
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Dr. Naveen Kella
22 years experience Urologic Oncology
Not related: Turp is for enlarged, noncancerous prostates. It is transurethral resection of the prostate.
Answered on Feb 18, 2014
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Palliative / partial: Trans urethral resection of prostate is primarily used for BPH or benign disease, however resected material may contain some previously unrecognized cancerous tissus. Also, some urologists perform a limited TURP for patients with prostate cancer who are not candidates for a radical prostatectomy, are treated with radiation +/or hormonal thera[py and still require relief of obstruction.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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