from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
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- n. The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excision of more or less of the prostate gland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland
All of the men were scheduled for radical prostatectomy, which is the surgical removal of the prostate gland.
"It is really important that patients and their doctors watch PSA levels after a radical prostatectomy, which is a complete removal of the prostate," she says.
Dr. Ahlering and his colleague Dr. David S. Finley are conducting clinical studies designed to demonstrate safety and confirm the potential benefits of localized cooling during robotic-assisted prostatectomy, which is now the most common surgical technique for prostate cancer.
The prostatectomy is the gold standard for the last twenty-five years and Urologists are surgeons and believe in removing the cancer.
If you are still very fit and healthy (no matter what your age) your doctor will belike suggest that you use a treatment such as prostatectomy, irradiation and external radiation.
From 1989 to 1999, researchers assigned 695 men with early prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy (347) or watchful waiting (348).
A total of 161 men with prostate cancer who were scheduled for prostatectomy were assigned to one of four diet groups: usual diet, flaxseed-supplemented diet, low-fat diet, or flaxseed and low-fat diet.
He had vivisected a cancerous liver, and was due to perform a prostatectomy on the half hour.
He had an elevated PSA and a localized cancer, but no evidence of spread—in other words, he was a perfect candidate for a prostatectomy using the Midas robot.
The study showed positive results for patients who have undergone a radical prostatectomy.