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By Pamela Ellsworth

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma offers authoritative and functional solutions to the most typical questions requested via sufferers and their household. delivering either surgeon and sufferer views, this easy-to-read booklet is a finished advisor to the fundamentals of prostate melanoma, danger elements and prevention, analysis, therapy, survivorship, and lifestyles after analysis. Written by way of Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a fashionable urologist and best-selling writer, Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma is a useful source for a person drawn to studying what to anticipate after being clinically determined with prostate melanoma.

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Frozen section specimens are interpreted by the pathologist shortly after they are removed from the patient, and the findings are reported to the surgeon in the operating room. The surgeon then decides whether to proceed with removal of the prostate based on whether cancer has been identified in the lymph nodes. Some surgeons remove the prostate in the presence of small amounts of cancer in the lymph nodes, whereas others do not. The slides are then made into permanent sections and reviewed again by the pathologist.

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.

Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy has surpassed laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in terms of the number of procedures being performed. Robotic-assisted prostatectomy is the newest form of minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. The procedure is performed using a three-armed robot. The robot is controlled by the surgeon, who sits at a specialized desk and controls movement of the robot’s arms. Advantages of robotic-assisted prostatectomy are its ease of use compared to laparoscopy and the surgery Perineal prostatectomy Removal of the entire prostate, seminal vesicles, and part of the vas deferens through an incision made in the perineum.

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