Prostate Cancer Treatments

Treatments Options

Localised prostate prostate cancer refers to prostate cancer that has spread to areas outside the prostate gland, but remains in the prostate region, that is in the prostate gland and the seminal vesicles. As with all treatments choosing a treatment for localised prostate cancer, or cancer that is described as T1 or T2, depends on …

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Important Factors

Tumour factors There are seven tumour factors, which dictate the best type of treatment for an individual cancer. The clinical stage, the prostate specific antigen (PSA) level, the Gleason score, the position of the cancer, the extent of the cancer and the likelihood of disease penetrating the capsule are all factors which influence the choice …

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Focal Therapy

Focal therapy for selective patients with prostate cancer is a relatively new treatment for a select group of patients for the treatment of localised prostate cancer. The treatment is recommended for patients with localised prostate cancer stage T1 and T2 who are not candidates for prostatectomy because of their age, their general state of being …

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The UroLift Procedure

Dr Stricker introduced the UroLift procedure for benign enlargement of the prostate at St Vincent’s Hospital. The first procedures were performed in April 2015. All patients were treated as day patients. The UroLift involves placing, at the time of cystoscopy, some needle placements to stretch the prostate away from the urethra. This imporves the flow …

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BPH Symptom Score Questionnaire

You can use the following American Urological Association (AUA) BPH Symptom Score Index to evaluate your enlarged prostate symptoms. Simply click the most accurate answer for each question. Your total score is automatically calculated, and you can use it to help determine the severity of your symptoms. Scoring Key: 0 Indicates not at all 1 …

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Sling Implants

The sling implant is an innovative, safe and effective surgical solution for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence in men resulting from prostatectomy. A sling made of synthetic mesh is placed completely inside your body. The sling places pressure on the urethra, reducing the possibility of urine leakage and providing simple, discreet urinary control. There …

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Benign Prostatic Enlargement

Benign prostatic enlargement is the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. It refers to benign prostatic hyperplasia (increase in the number of cells) or hypertrophy (increase in cell size). Benign prostatic enlargement is the most common prostate disease in men. Typically, the prostate grows to the size of a walnut, but may begin to grow again …

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