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What is the TURP procedure for prostate cancer?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Not related

Turp is for enlarged, noncancerous prostates.
It is transurethral resection of the prostate.

In brief: Not related

Turp is for enlarged, noncancerous prostates.
It is transurethral resection of the prostate.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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