A radical prostatectomy is not the only way to treat prostate cancer. Radiotherapy can kill cancer cells without removing the prostate. Find out more about how both external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation treatments can treat prostate cancer by listening to leading urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, here.
Treating prostate cancer with hormone therapy is not a cure in the same way as surgery and radiotherapy are, but hormonal treatments can slow down the growth of the cancer cells and help patients cope with the symptoms of prostate cancer. Find out more here.
The Gleason score is a tool used in assessing the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. By analysing a tumour biopsy, a doctor can predict the spread of the cancer. In the film we examine what the Gleason score means and explain how it is calculated.
In the past ten years keyhole surgery has become an increasingly popular treatment for prostate cancer. In the following video Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden explains the advantages to laparoscopic surgery to treat prostate cancer, and why some men are choosing it over traditional open surgery.
Prostate surgery does not always need to be performed under a general anaesthetic. Some men may prefer to have their prostate surgery using a spinal anaesthetic or a nerve block. Mr Christopher Eden, a leading urologist in the UK, explains the types of anaesthetic that can be used for patients undergoing prostate surgery.