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Surgery: radical prostatectomy

Surgery: radical prostatectomy (March 2017)

This factsheet has been written for men who are thinking about having surgery to treat their prostate cancer. It describes the operation to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) using open surgery or keyhole surgery, who can have surgery, the benefits and risks of the different types of surgery, and the side-effects (short and long-term). It also describes what to expect before, during and after the operation, and what happens after treatment.

Author(s)
Prostate Cancer UK
Place of publication
London
Publisher
Date of publication
March 2017
Pages
16pp
Price
Free.
Format
Factsheet
Language
English
Flesch readability score
66.2
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