100 Questions & Answers About Men's Health: Keeping You by Pamela Ellsworth

By Pamela Ellsworth

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Men's health and wellbeing: conserving you content & fit less than the Belt is a accomplished advisor to men's genitourinary overall healthiness. This crucial textual content offers authoritative, sensible solutions to the foremost questions on erectile disorder, prostate melanoma and benign prostate disorder, urinary retention, and coverings for all of those difficulties. Written by means of Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a favourite urologist and best-selling writer, this straightforward to learn and beneficial source is for all males drawn to protecting every little thing in reliable operating order down there.

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The likelihood of having positive nodes varies with the stage of the prostate cancer, the PSA value, and the Gleason score. Approximately 5–12% of men who are believed to have clinically localized prostate cancer (low stage) have cancer that has spread to the pelvic lymph nodes. Before the pelvic lymph node dissection, you should discuss with your doctor how your planned prostate cancer treatment would be affected if you had cancer involving the pelvic lymph nodes. Before the pelvic lymph node dissection, you should discuss with your doctor how your planned prostate cancer treatment would be affected if you had cancer involving the pelvic lymph nodes.

More recently, the radical prostatectomy may be performed with the use of a robot, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, which has quickly become the most popular technique for radical prostatectomy. Radical prostatectomy differs from a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and an open suprapubic prostatectomy in that the entire prostate is removed in a radical prostatectomy. Therefore, unlike TURP and open suprapubic prostatectomy, the PSA should decrease to an undetectable level within a month or so after the procedure if no prostate cancer cells are present.

Cryotherapy A prostate cancer therapy in which the prostate is frozen to destroy the cancer cells. Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure in which probes are percutaneously placed into the prostate under ultrasound guidance. Liquid nitrogen is administered through the probes to freeze and kill the cancer cells (see Question 25). QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 51 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH Prostate Cancer has not responded to EBRT. However, it, too, is used with intent to cure.

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