With all of the different options for the treatment of prostate cancer, men must often wonder why prostatectomy compared to other forms of treatment.
The complete removal of the cancer. Surgery is the only way to completely remove the cancer. Occasionally a tiny portion of tumor is left behind (a positive margin), but surgeons know when this happens it can tailor the patients disease management differently. Additionally, surgeons remove the lymph nodes, which are involved with cancer in a small proportion of patients. [Read more...]