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By Pamela Ellsworth

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma offers authoritative and useful solutions to the most typical questions requested by way of sufferers and their family. offering either health professional and sufferer views, this easy-to-read booklet is a accomplished advisor to the fundamentals of prostate melanoma, danger components and prevention, prognosis, remedy, survivorship, and lifestyles after analysis. Written by means of Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a sought after urologist and best-selling writer, Questions & solutions approximately Prostate melanoma is a useful source for somebody drawn to studying what to anticipate after being clinically determined with prostate melanoma.

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The surgeon then decides whether to proceed with removal of the prostate based on whether cancer has been identified in the lymph nodes. Some surgeons remove the prostate in the presence of small amounts of cancer in the lymph nodes, whereas others do not. The slides are then made into permanent sections and reviewed again by the pathologist. In most cases, the interpretation of the frozen section is the same as that of the permanent section; rarely do the two differ. In a perineal prostatectomy, the perineal incision does not allow access to the pelvic lymph nodes, and a separate midline incision or a laparoscopic approach is needed for the lymph node dissection.

QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 58 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH Positive margin The presence of cancer cells at the cut edge of tissue removed during surgery. A positive margin indicates that there may be cancer cells remaining in the body. Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy A radical prostatectomy performed with the assistance of a robot. Laparoscopic Performed with a laparoscope. Nerve-sparing prostatectomy Form of radical prostatectomy whereby an attempt is made to spare the nerves involved in erectile function.

Urinary frequency, urgency, hematuria, rectal irritation, pain, burning, frequency and urgency with bowel movements. Chance of impotence or pain with ejaculation; 25–60% chance of impotence. No pathologic staging; urinary retention; harder to do if have had prior TURP. Potentially significant side effects. Advantages Minimally invasive; quick recovery, short hospitalization; no transfusions. 1. Kills and/or reduces growth of cancer. 2. Provides palliation (symptom relief). Brachytherapy (interstitial seeds) Chemotherapy Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer (Continued) Mode of Treatment Table 7 2:42 PM Some chemotherapy combinations have been shown to improve outcomes and significantly prolong survival.

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