It is possible to overcome prostate cancer when diagnosed early and when it is confined to your prostate. More than 75 percent of prostate cancer cases are found in men over the age of 65. This disease occurs in a man's prostate, which is a small gland that creates your seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It usually grows slowly and does not cause it any harm when confined to your gland. For these reasons, prostate cancer treatments have a better chance of working when caught early. Read on to find out how to overcome this disease with surgery.
What Is A Radical Prostatectomy?
A doctor cannot determine the location of your cancer without doing a surgical procedure. A radical prostatectomy removes the entire prostate gland. There are two ways to accomplish this surgery.
Traditional Open Surgery
Traditional open surgery is one of the ways to do a radical prostatectomy. It consists of making an incision to reach your prostate gland. The incision can be made in your lower abdomen or between your anus and scrotum.
The laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. It is done through several keyhole incisions using special tools. Your doctor uses an instrument with a light called a laparoscope to insert into the incisions. He or she uses surgical tools to reach and remove the gland through the other incisions.
This type of surgery is also done using a robot. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic is a procedure that make small incisions into your stomach. It is done using robotic arms, which translates your surgeon hand movements into more precise and finer action. However, this surgery requires a doctor with experience and highly trained.
It really does not matter about the technique, but more about the experience of the surgeon. The outcome is usually the same for robotic and open surgery. This refers to pain, recovery time, preservation of continence and potency and cure. When you catch this disease early and undergo the surgery, you have over a 90 percent survival rate.
It is hard on a family when someone is diagnosed with a severe illness. Some people receive a diagnosis and think it is the end of the world. You should get a second opinion and understand you have treatment options. There are a variety of treatments for treating this disease. You have to do your research and decide what is the best option for you.Share
23 September 2016
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