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Radical Prostatectomy

Biopsy-to-RP Delay May Up Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk

April 2, 2018

A greater than 90-day delay from prostate biopsy to radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer may increase the risk of biochemical recurrence of disease, according to study findings. Read the article here.

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Repeat prostate biopsies prior to radical prostatectomy do not impact erectile function recovery and mid‐ to long‐term continence

April 2, 2018

Repeat biopsy before radical prostatectomy impairs early continence after surgery. However, erectile function recovery and mid‐term to long‐term continence are not affected. These data support the current trend towards active surveillance and delayed local treatment in patients with low‐ to intermediate‐risk prostate cancer. Read the article here.

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Surgery, Brachytherapy-based Radiotherapy Induce Similar Survival in Localized Prostate Cancer

April 2, 2018

Brachytherapy-based radiotherapy and radical prostatectomy produced similar survival results for men with high-risk, localized prostate cancer, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read the article here.

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Is Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy the surgical wave of the future?

January 14, 2018

What seems (at least potentially) to be yet another major advance in the conduct of the radical prostatectomy — so-called Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy. Read the article here.

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Which Treatment Modality for Localized Prostate Cancer Yields Superior Quality of Life: Radiotherapy or Prostatectomy?

January 14, 2018

An excellent article on merits of surgery versus radiation done in two articles debate style. Makes a great summary for those looking to make a decision. Read the article here.

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High-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

September 3, 2017

A study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also suggests that a particular form of radiation therapy, consisting of external radiation followed by brachytherapy (a type of radiation treatment in which a radioactive source is […]

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Robotic Surgery for Radical Prostatectomy : OHTAC Recommendation

September 3, 2017

The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC) has recommended against publicly funding robotic surgery for prostate cancer. OHTAC determined there was not enough evidence that the minimally invasive procedure is better than traditional open surgery to justify the increased price of $6,000 per patient. Read article 1 here. Read article 2 here.

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Prostate Cancer Surgery and Pelvic Floor Exercises: What to Know

February 19, 2017

In this video, shared by Continence Foundation of Australia, listen to Specialist Continence & Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Shan Morrison, as she discusses urinary incontinence in men after prostate cancer surgery. Dr. Morrison also talks about pelvic floor exercises and how these can help men in their recovery. Watch the video here.

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After 16 years, robotic surgery for prostate cancer still is debated

February 19, 2017

Robot-assisted and open radical surgeries for prostate cancer have similar outcomes for patients at 3 months, according to clinical trial results published in the Lancet. Read the first article here.  

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Predicting if your surgery for prostate cancer will fail

January 2, 2017

Many men who are told their surgery for prostate cancer has been a success later discover that this is not the case. The level of a protein in their blood, called prostate specific antigen, PSA, begins to rise signalling they still have prostate cells in their body even though they were told the entire prostate […]

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