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Prostate Cancer Glossary

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There are currently 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
For this test, a small wand is put into the patient's rectum. It gives off sound waves and picks up the echoes as they bounce off the prostate gland. The echoes are made into a picture on a computer screen.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
An operation that removes a part of the prostate gland that surrounds the urethra (the tube through which urine exits the bladder). The procedure is used for some men with prostate cancer who cannot have the prostate removed (radical prostatectomy) because of advanced age or other serious illnesses. This operation can be used to relieve symptoms caused by a tumor, but it is not expected to cure this disease or remove all of the cancer. TURP is used more often to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation (TULSA)
TULSA is a minimally invasive procedure that uses directional ultrasound to produce very high temperatures to destroy prostate cancer cells.