Radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove all of the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it, to treat prostate cancer.
After prostate cancer surgery, obese men are more likely than men with normal weight to have high levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker for cancer recurrence, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.
When a man is diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, he must decide among four different treatment methods, each of which carries its own set of benefits and risks.
Radiation oncologists and urologists at The Cleveland Clinic have performed their 1,000th prostate brachytherapy, a type of treatment in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to destroy cancerous cells.
Earlier this year, the University of Kentucky Hospital was the first hospital in Kentucky to perform a minimally invasive, coronary artery bypass graft using surgical robotic instruments.
Men who have their prostates removed may benefit from radiation therapy if their cancer returns, according to a new study. Experts say about 30,000 men in the United States who undergo surgery to have their prostates removed will have their cancer return.