Based on two studies — one from the U.K. and one from the U.S. — and years of research, the message is clear. Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer is invasive and doesn’t save lives (click link read the full article).
This is particularly important when you consider that many patients with prostate cancer don’t require treatment at all and would be better served by following active surveillance or undergoing focal treatment to target the cancer. On the other hand, prostatectomy, or removal of the entire prostate gland, is no small procedure and the side effects associated with it are life-changing. The data speaks for itself and is yet another reminder to arm yourself with information before making any big health decisions.
At Laser Prostate Centers of America, the expert multi-disciplinary team is equipped to evaluate each patient and provide information and a personalized treatment plan that is best suited for each patient.