What are the 4 stages of prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer diagnosis is made thus:
Stage-1: Prostate Cancer
In this stage, the tumour is non-detectable by any type of examination.
Stage-2: Prostate Cancer
In this stage, the tumour may or may not be detectable through a physical examination or imaging tests and the cancer is still confined to the prostate gland.
Stage-3: Prostate Cancer
In this stage, cancer has already spread beyond the prostate and may spread to nearby seminal vesicles.
Stage-4: Prostate Cancer (IV)
The tumour has spread across to other parts including the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, bones, or bladder.
Can prostate cancer be surgically removed?
When cancer has not spread to other organs, the prostate along with the seminal vesicles is removed surgically at prostate cancer clinics chennai otherwise known as radical prostatectomy.
Is prostate surgery a major surgery?
Apart from the surgical procedures, the complications arising out if it is minor in nature. They include urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
How long does it take to recover from prostate surgery?
The total recovery time can last up to 6 weeks. The urinary catheter will be left in place at chennai prostate cancer clinic until the post-surgical wounds heal for around one to two weeks.
Can you live without a prostate?
Yes, you can. The after effects of prostate removal are not related to your survival but only certain physiological functions related to sexual life.
What is the success rate of prostate surgery?
Surgery is considered by far the best way to treat prostate cancer, while it is still resectable at chennai prostate cancer clinic. The surgery success rate is not of concern, but the life after the surgery, due to the complications mentioned above is. Patients will be trained to best manage the situation in case of a chronic complication, especially urinary incontinence.
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