Your dad can undergo surgical removal of the prostate, or prostatectomy
, which is a common treatment either for early stage prostate cancer
or for cancer that has failed to respond to radiation
therapy. The most common type is radical retropubic prostatectomy, when the surgeon removes the prostate through an abdominal incision.
Another type is radical perineal prostatectomy, when the surgeon removes the prostate through an incision in the perineum
, the skin between the scrotum and anus.
Radical prostatectomy can also be performed laparoscopically, through a series of small (1 cm) incisions
in the abdomen, with or without the assistance of a surgical robot.
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