Sperling Prostate Center

Category: Other Treatments

Can Prostatectomy Spread Prostate Cancer?

Prostatectomy Rates Nearly Double for High Risk Prostate Cancer - Sperling Prostate Center
It has been, and continues to be, our position that metal instruments such as a scalpel or a biopsy needle are extremely unlikely to unleash PCa tumor cells that ultimately threaten a patient’s life. The predominant opinion among clinical professionals is that, even if it were to occur, it would be exceedingly rare. Another way to come at the prostatectomy-spreading-PCa problem is to broaden the question: can surgical removal of cancer cause the cancer to spread? keep reading

Prostate Cancer, Radiation, and Rectal Side Effects

Targeted High-Dose Radiation Therapy Benefits Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer - Sperling Prostate Center
Not long after we posted the blog below on rectal/bowel problems following beam radiation treatment for side effects, a protective product called hydrogel was introduced. The injection of this absorbable gel into the area between the prostate gland and the neighboring rectal wall is designed to widen the space between the two structures, and thereby act as a shield to protect the rectal wall from radiation scatter. keep reading
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