07 November 2017

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Prostate cancer usually arises in numerous different places in the prostate gland. So treating localised prostate cancer with surgery or radiotherapy destroys the whole prostate gland. But some men have a single tumour in their prostate. A new surgical technique has been tested in France to treat these men, called a partial prostatectomy. It's hoped that only removing part of the prostate could help preserve continence and potency. Although this would only work for a small sub-group of patients, the results from the first trial are quite promising.

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