Prostate Cancer Surgery (Prostatectomy)

Surgery is the most common treatment for men with localized prostate cancer, or cancer that is confined within the prostate. More than 75 percent of men who undergo surgery never experience a recurrence of prostate cancer.

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Different types of prostatectomies

The main type of surgery is a radical prostatectomy, or the removal of the prostate and surrounding tissues, like the seminal vesicles. However, there are different ways to perform this surgery. Always discuss your options with your doctor and care team.

Erectile dysfunction and incontinence are two common side effects associated with surgery to remove the prostate. 

Learn more about prostatectomy and radiation from our experts

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