Difficulty urinating or blood in the urine? For men these symptoms could lead to a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men; however a diagnosis will not always lead to treatment, especially in men over 65 where the best course of action may be to wait and see. For men whose prostate cancer needs more than just monitoring there are various treatments available depending on the type, location, and grade of their cancer. In this collection of videos, Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, explains the types of surgeries used to remove prostate cancer, when chemotherapy is also needed, as well as the new treatments on the horizon for prostate cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
The three most promising new treatments for prostate cancer are actually therapies currently being used to treat other forms of cancer. As explained by leading urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, and photodynamic therapy may offer hope to prostate cancer patients in the future.
When prostate cancer is treated with surgery, the surgeon will choose how much tissue to remove and how. Watch this video to find out how tumours are graded and what that means for your prognosis.
For the past 100 years open prostatectomies have been perfected to remove prostate cancer in men, but is it the right surgery for you? In this short film Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, describes the different types of surgery for prostate cancer available and which one might be right for you.
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.
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.
Many men will be concerned about treating prostate cancer with surgery. The surgery itself and its potential side effects can seem like a big disadvantage. However, as explained by Consultant Urologist, Mr Christopher Eden, there are many reasons to choose surgery. Find out more about surgery to treat prostate cancer and when it is recommended here.
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