Surgical Management for Prostate Cancer

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Abstract

For prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy remains the gold standard for surgical management. Given the side effects associated with surgery, patients at low risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality should consider active surveillance under the guidance of a urologist to safely delay intervention. For patients with an intermediate risk of cancer-specific mortality and otherwise healthy life expectancy, radical prostatectomy has been demonstrated to improve survival. Finally, even for select patients with advanced prostate cancer-metastatic disease to the lymph nodes or distant sites-radical prostatectomy may provide a survival benefit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalMissouri Medicine
Volume115
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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