Prostate Cancer treatments list
There are a number of ways to treat prostate cancer and below you will find a description of the techniques used to do so.
A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure in which the entire prostate is removed. It is a commonplace operation that can be carried out using traditional techniques or with the assistance of a robot. It has now been discovered that robotic surgery reduces post-operative pain and bleeding. However, the side-effects remain similar to those that come with traditional surgery.
|Indications||Generally used with medium to high risk cancers.|
|Healthcare practitioner||Urological surgeon|
|Medical intervention||A one-off surgical intervention under general anaesthetic in the operating theatre. The operation takes 2–4 hours.|
|What Koelis technology can do||It can locate the tumour and measure the tumour load.
With enhanced assessment of the tumour, we can confirm whether a prostatectomy is required.
In addition to this, post-operative biopsies can be carried out in order to identify any metastasis.