6 Prostate Cancer Therapies and Treatment Options

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2. Prostatectomy is the most common surgical procedure for prostate cancer and is known as radical prostatectomy, which can be performed as an open or laparoscopic surgery. A radical prostatectomy consists of the removal of the entire prostate gland as well as some of the tissue surrounding it, including the seminal vesicles. An open radical prostatectomy is the more traditional approach to the procedure, wherein the surgeon makes a single long skin incision to remove the prostate and nearby tissues. There are two different ways this operation is carried out, which are called radical retropubic prostatectomy and radical perineal prostatectomy. (Read more about prostatectomy)

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