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Prostate Cancer

Can the Prostate Gland Be Removed Permanently?

07/31/2006

Question:

Why can`t the prostate gland be removed permanently through surgery?

Answer:

In fact, the prostate can be removed permanently through surgery, called prostatectomy. This can be done via several approaches:

Related Resources:

Surgical Treatments for Prostate Cancer

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University