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Have prostate cancer, biopsy positive, increased PSA level. Surgery best option?

Hi my dad was just diagonised with prostate cancer ....His psa was 4 last year and it jumped up to 9 this year...A biopsy was done 5 of the 12 core came back with a posiitve dad has a small prostate...the doctor has recommended surgery. My dad is 62 very healthy and has had no problems intil now...Is surgery the best option?
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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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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