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Surgery Offers Prostate Cancer Patients Better Survival Odds

Prostate cancer patients with clinically localized tumors are more likely to die if they undergo radiotherapy rather than radical prostatectomy.

Radiotherapy for clinically-localized prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increased risk of overall and PCa-specific mortality compared with radical prostatectomy, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dr. Nam’s group stated that, to their knowledge, their study represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the literature comparing survival outcomes associated with radiotherapy and surgery.

Source: Surgery Offers Prostate Cancer Patients Better Survival Odds

 

This issue is frequently asked by patients.  In the short run, surgery and radiation are both effective at controlling prostate cancer.  Over time, most studies have shown that prostate cancer surgery is more effective than radiation at curing cancer.

3D vs 2D laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in organ-confined prostate cancer: Comparison of operative data and pentafecta rates: A single cohort study – Abstract

3D vs 2D laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in organ-confined prostate cancer: Comparison of operative data and pentafecta rates: A single cohort study – Abstract.

This study shows one surgeons experience performing laparoscopic prostatectomy with 3d vision. There are headsets that doctors can wear to overcome the 2d limitation of conventional surgery. The 3d vision improved outcomes. This is an expected results since surgeons that can see better can perform more accurate surgery. Robotic surgery has the advantage of 3d vision, as well as allowing the surgeon to make more precise movements based on the dexterity of the waisted instruments.