Surgical treatment options for people with prostate cancer

Igor Frank, M.D., a urologist at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses surgical treatment options — robotic surgery, open retropubic surgery, laparoscopic prostatectomy and perineal prostatectomy — for people with prostate cancer, as well as potential perioperative and long-term quality-of-life side effects.

Younger men more than older, and men with moderately aggressive rather than less aggressive prostate cancer, may benefit more from surgery than active surveillance.

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