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Prostate Cancer Surgery: Men Satisfied With Methods

Prostate Cancer Surgery: Men Satisfied With Methods Which surgical method is preferred by prostate cancer patients? The exact answer depends on the patient, but a recent study suggests that most men are generally satisfied with the most common methods, as long as they have good results.

When undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, men usually have two options. Both involve removing the prostate gland. During open radical prostatectomy the surgeon makes an incision, usually in the lower abdomen, to remove the prostate. In a robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, surgeons direct a robot to remove the prostate through a smaller incision.

The study findings are based on data from 736 German men who had undergone radical prostatectomy (532 men had the open approach, and 404 had robot-assisted procedures). The men had had localized cancer, which means that cancer cells had not spread to other parts of the body.

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