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Staging and Assessing Prostate Cancer

We ‘stage’ prostate cancers in different ways. The doctors’ first task is simply to perform the routine examination of the abdomen that they learned as students, and have perfected with experience. This involves looking for lumps in the groin, ‘tapping’ (percussing one finger against another lying flat on the abdominal surface) for an over-full bladder, Read more

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Prostate Cancer Treatment – Radiation Therapy and Radical Prostatectomy

Radiation therapy is another option for men with localized prostate cancer. It is offered to the same men who are offered radical prostatectomy. They have cancer confirmed by biopsy that, as far as is known, is confined to the prostate. They, too, should be relatively, younger men who would normally expect to have at least Read more