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Is prostate surgery the best decision for prostate cancer?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Culkin
Urology - Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

There are several approaches for the treatment of localized prostate.
You have choice. Radiation and surgical removal of the prostate ae the standards of care. You have choice. A discussion with a radiation oncologist and a urologist would be appropriate.

In brief: It depends

There are several approaches for the treatment of localized prostate.
You have choice. Radiation and surgical removal of the prostate ae the standards of care. You have choice. A discussion with a radiation oncologist and a urologist would be appropriate.
Dr. Daniel Culkin
Dr. Daniel Culkin
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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

While removal of the prostate is an excellent treatment option for many, especially with advances in robotic surgery with reduction in complications in the post operative period, some men choose less invasive external beam radiation or implantation of radioactive seeds.
You should speak with your urologist about your options and success/complication rates of each prior to choosing.

In brief: Not necessarily

While removal of the prostate is an excellent treatment option for many, especially with advances in robotic surgery with reduction in complications in the post operative period, some men choose less invasive external beam radiation or implantation of radioactive seeds.
You should speak with your urologist about your options and success/complication rates of each prior to choosing.
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Dr. Jeremy Proctor
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Surgery is the gold standard.
Treatments have different side effects. Warren buffett decided radiation was best for him. However, if he was younger, he may have chosen a different treatment. So you see, there is no ultimate answer.

In brief: Depends

Surgery is the gold standard.
Treatments have different side effects. Warren buffett decided radiation was best for him. However, if he was younger, he may have chosen a different treatment. So you see, there is no ultimate answer.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. SAQIB SHEIKH
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment Options

There are multiple modalities available for prostate cancer treatment, that can be used in combination these days.
Depending upon the stage and spread of cancer, surgery is usually a part of treatment plan but may also include radiation therapy, androgen (hormonal) therapy and sometimes chemotherapy. Surgical treatment only is reserved in cases of very local cancer with no outside spread at all.

In brief: Treatment Options

There are multiple modalities available for prostate cancer treatment, that can be used in combination these days.
Depending upon the stage and spread of cancer, surgery is usually a part of treatment plan but may also include radiation therapy, androgen (hormonal) therapy and sometimes chemotherapy. Surgical treatment only is reserved in cases of very local cancer with no outside spread at all.
Dr. SAQIB SHEIKH
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