Some older men have a slow growing tumor. Due to their age they can not expect a surgical assault on their prostate cancer. Surgery treatment for such men is usually delayed, if not all-together banished from the treatment plan. Doctors generally recommend “watchful waiting for older patients with prostate cancer.
Surgery treatment for a younger man can indeed seem like a terrible solution. In the past, surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland has frequently led to the development of other problems. In the past, prostate cancer patients who went “under the knife” as part of their treatment often had to deal with undesired post-surgical complications.
A good fighter develops ways to bounce back from a two-fisted punch. A skilled fighter might have the ability to dodge one or both fists. Men can better control their treatment options by learning about prostate canser. Surgery treatment for that cancer can take various forms. Some newer surgical treatments serve to lower the risk of the unwanted post-surgical complications.
Due to the location of the prostate canser, surgery treatment calls for use of knife in an area that a man considers “sacred.” Sometimes surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland can cause incontinence of impotence. Men usually dread the thought of dealing with even one of those two conditions.
When a surgeon uses laparoscopic surgery, then the risk for those complication declines greatly. Unfortunately, not every hospital offers laparoscopic surgery as a treatment for prostate cancer. A man might want to seek out the closest hospital with that less invasive treatment.
While laparoscopic surgery does involve use of a knife, the surgeon makes a very small cut. The surgeon does not put his or her hand into the body of the patient. A tiny camera goes inside the man’s body, allowing the surgeon to guide the small tools that can carry-out the needed surgical procedures.
A man can expect a quick recovery from laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer. He seldom needs to deal with incontinence or impotence. If a man with prostate cancer can not find a facility that offers laparoscopic surgery, then he might want to consider yet another modification of the traditional surgical procedure.
The laser can cut human tissue. When a surgeon uses a laser in place of a knife, then the patient heals more rapidly. When a laser is used to remove all or part of the prostate gland, then again the chances for incontinence and impotence diminish considerably.
Laser-guided surgery is often a man’s preferred method for the removal of prostate canser. Surgery treatment seems less of a threat, when performed with a laser. Both laser-guided surgery and laparoscopic surgery are important surgical tools.