External beam radiation technique as a curative treatment of prostate cancer

The irradiation of the prostate makes it possible to fight cancer thanks to the effect of the X-rays. Prostatic tissues are poorly radiosensitive, the irradiation therefore has to deliver maximal doses. The side effects are in connection with the necessary irradiation of nearby healthy tissues, in particular the rectum and the bladder. Phenomena of bladder

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The months that follow the robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

Further undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy & prior leaving the clinic, the patient receives the following informations: The possible incidents when he will have returned to his home and the measures to be taken for each instance; The schedule of all post operative consultations; Simple recommandations to facilitate the daily care of the vesical catheter whilst at home;

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Indications of radical laparoscopic prostatectomy

Laparoscopy can access and carry out ablation of pelvic nodes with lymphadenectomy, in the cases where it is necessary, all with the same indications of that in an open-air classical surgery. When is laparoscopic radial prostatectomy performed? Aim of radical laparoscopic prostatectomy is to treat patients presenting with localized prostate cancer. We propose this surgery

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According to what modalities can the radical prostatectomy be realized?

The intervention can be realized according to several modalities. The most classic and still most practised in France (but not in the United States) is the retro-pubic prostatectomy with open access in accordance with the Walsh technique, or its optimized variants. This surgery is realized under general anesthesia, usually through a vertical section from the

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La prostate dans l'anatomie de l'appareil génital masculin

The Prostate

The prostate produces secretions which constitute one of the components of the sperm, with the secretion of seminal vesicles and that of testicles. This last one is conveyed by vas deferens. The vas deferens run from testicles up to the urethra which they join at the level of the prostate. The diverse diseases which can

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Prostate cancer diagram

What is prostate cancer?

It is in the prostate that the male hormone, testosterone, is converted into di-hydro-testosterone (DHT), which stimulates the growth and the multiplication of cancer cells. During its evolution, prostate cancer can develop also outside the prostate gland by means of remote metastases, usually appearing during this disease in neighbouring lymph nodes and in the bones.

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Conservative treatment for low risk prostate cancers

Zerbib and colleagues (Urology – Dec 2008 ; 72 (6 Suppl):p25-35) reviewed these diverse possibilities of treatment to indicate what choices are available for men today presenting with low risk prostate cancer. Here are their conclusions: The risk of cancer spread during a period of watchful waiting depends on tumor stage and GLEASON score at

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Choice of treatment for prostate cancer

The development of prostate cancer is well known. It is a tumour which usually develops slowly, during ten years or even more in some cases. In this initial phase, the tumour is curable but it cannot be detected by current methods of diagnosis. In the following phases, for two or three years, prostate cancer is

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Treatment of prostate cancer in HIV-positive people

A recent study observed the effects of a treatment with external beam radiation or brachytherapy or a combination of both in 14 men who we’re known to be HIV positive. The external beam radiation had no long-term negative effects on the immune system of these patients. The observed complications were in all respects comparable to

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