New developments in keyhole surgery for prostate cancer are helping patients to recover faster and with less pain. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is now available. Learn about the different types of keyhole surgery and how they work here.
In extreme cases of BPH, keyhole surgery to remove prostate tissue will not be enough to relieve symptoms. When this happens, an open prostatectomy (the removal of the prostate) is performed. In this film, Consultant Urologist Mr Christopher Eden explains more about an open prostatectomy and when it is needed.
Chemotherapy is a common treatment for many cancers, however for prostate cancer, chemotherapy is rarely used into the final stages of the disease. In the following film Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden explains when chemotherapy is used to treat prostate cancer and what to expect from the treatment.
When a patient receives a diagnosis of prostate cancer their mind will almost always turn immediately to surgery to remove the cancer, but the best way to treat some prostate cancers is to do nothing. Find out if watchful waiting and active surveillance could be the best approach for you in this short film.