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Prostrate Cancer
MeghanaRao posted:
My dad has been diagnosed with Prostrate cancer in March this year. His PSA is 18.5. The doctor has advised him laparoscopy to remove the prostrate. Is he eligible for a laparoscopic surgery to remove the prostrate. Which kind of surgery is best for his case?
billh99 responded:
There are 2 main types of treatments for PC. Surgery and Radiation.

For surgery there is open, laparoscopic, and robotic. And there are several different types of radiation.

As to surgery there are a couple of limiting factors. First is the overall health of your father.

The other is that surgery is limited to no value of there are indications that the cancer has matastised outside the prostate.

The main way of determining that is from the pathology report from the biopsy. And if appropriate scans.
Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
To answer your question, any patient with localized prostate cancer is an appropriate candidate for radical prostatectomy. This can be done either open or robotic (lapariscopic-assisted) depending on patient and surgeon preference. In general, almost any patient who is an appropriate candidate for open surgery is an appropriate candidate for robotic surgery in experienced hands.

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