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Do lots of people get prostatectomy, or is it unusual?

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In brief: Lots

Treatment of prostate cancer should be tailored to the patient.
There is no right and a few wrongs. Prostatectomy is good if you have >10 years to live and are comfortable with the risks vs benefits. For more info @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.

In brief: Lots

Treatment of prostate cancer should be tailored to the patient.
There is no right and a few wrongs. Prostatectomy is good if you have >10 years to live and are comfortable with the risks vs benefits. For more info @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1/6 have cancer.

Surgery and radiation are the only 2 cures.
Determining who needs a cure and who can just "watch" their cancer is criticial. No perfect test exists to do this. Psa, despite its controversy, is a useful screening tool. Newer tests are appearing to help psa be better. Surgery, in expert hands, gives better functional recovery than ever before.

In brief: 1/6 have cancer.

Surgery and radiation are the only 2 cures.
Determining who needs a cure and who can just "watch" their cancer is criticial. No perfect test exists to do this. Psa, despite its controversy, is a useful screening tool. Newer tests are appearing to help psa be better. Surgery, in expert hands, gives better functional recovery than ever before.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on cause.

Some of the common cause for prostatectomy are benign prostatic enlargement causing urinary retention, nodules in prostrate on radio imaging, or suspected malignancy( cancer ) on biopsy.

In brief: Depends on cause.

Some of the common cause for prostatectomy are benign prostatic enlargement causing urinary retention, nodules in prostrate on radio imaging, or suspected malignancy( cancer ) on biopsy.
Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
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