Locally-advanced Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy

Radical Prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy is a surgical treatment option for locally-advanced prostate cancer. The aim is to remove as much of the tumour as possible. This is done by removing the entire prostate gland and both seminal vesicles, as well as surrounding tissue affected by the tumour. The procedure also includes the removal of lymph nodes in the pelvic area. For radical prostatectomy you will receive general anaesthesia.

It is not always possible to remove the entire tumour with radical prostatectomy. Because of this, your doctor may recommend additional treatment with radiation therapy or hormonal therapy.

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Read more about radical prostatectomy, how to prepare, and what to expect after the surgery. This section shows an illustration of radical prostatectomy.