Watchful waiting and active surveillance are an important part of prostate cancer treatment. Prostate cancer is one of the most common form of cancers among males. It is usually treated with the help of a surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.
The most common form of surgical treatment for prostate cancer is prostatectomy. It involves the use of surgical instruments to cut away the prostate and the surrounding tissues. The tools are held by either a robot, a laparoscope or the surgeon himself.
Laparoscopic prostatectomy has gained popularity in the recent years. It is a minimally invasive procedures that results in minimal pain and the patient is able to recovery quickly after the procedure.
Sometimes, radical prostatectomy is often followed up by radiation therapy. It helps kill off any cancer cells that may be left off after the surgical treatment. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer involves the use of specific male hormones to stop the growth of cancer cells.
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