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By Pamela Ellsworth

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Men's health and wellbeing: maintaining you content & fit less than the Belt is a finished advisor to men's genitourinary well-being. This crucial textual content offers authoritative, useful solutions to the major questions about erectile disorder, prostate melanoma and benign prostate illness, urinary retention, and coverings for all of those difficulties. Written through Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a well known urologist and best-selling writer, this straightforward to learn and beneficial source is for all males attracted to keeping every little thing in reliable operating order down there.

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QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 49 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH Prostate Cancer 4 5 2 3 1 CCF ©2000 Figure 11 Trocar sites for laparoscopic radial prostalectomy. Reprinted with permission from The Urologic Clinics of America, Volume 28, Number 2, May 2001, p. 424. © WB Saunders Company. assistance of a robot (Figure 12). The choice of technique varies with the patient’s body characteristics and the urologist’s preference. Interstitial seed placement (brachytherapy) is a procedure that is gaining in popularity because it is minimally invasive and requires a single treatment.

Knowing the stage (the size and the extent of spread) of the prostate cancer helps the doctor counsel you on treatment options. Your doctor may tell you a clinical stage (Figure 8), based on your rectal examination, prostate biopsies, and radiographic/nuclear medicine studies (CT scan, bone scan, MRI). Pathological staging is performed when a pathologist examines the prostate, seminal vesicles, and pelvic lymph nodes (if removed) at the time of radical prostatectomy. The most common staging system used is called the TNM System.

When faced with the option of leaving my prostate in place or removing it, I knew that, even though I was petrified of surgery, it would be the best thing for me in the long run. QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 42 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH prostate gland and the continuous question of whether there were any viable cancer cells remaining in my prostate after interstitial seeds or radiation therapy. Palliative Treatment designed to relieve a particular problem without necessarily solving it.

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