Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men after lung cancer in our country. It is the most common cancer in men in the world and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. In clinical studies, a 50-year-old man had a 40% risk of developing prostate cancer. While one person is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3 minutes in the world, prostate cancer-related deaths occur every 14 minutes. It occurs at some point in his life in one out of every 10 men, most of whom are over the age of 65.

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumoral formation that occurs as a result of abnormal and uncontrolled proliferation of prostate gland cells, which are part of the male reproductive system.

As with many other types of cancer, early diagnosis is very important in the treatment of prostate cancer. However, prostate cancer is a type of cancer whose diagnosis is often delayed because it does not show symptoms in the early stages.

It is important for men to have prostate cancer screening at regular intervals for early diagnosis, since it is known that prostate cancer often does not show symptoms in the early stages. For Prostate Cancer Screening, a parameter called PSA is checked in the blood analysis and a finger prostate examination is done from the anus.

The American Cancer Society recommends regular annual PSA testing for people who:

• From age 40 to African American men.
• For white men, starting from the age of 40 if a father or brother has prostate cancer
• After the age of 50 for white men without a family history of prostate cancer.

While the treatment in early stage prostate cancer has been open or laparoscopic surgery for many years, the popularity of robotic surgery, improvements in radiotherapy techniques and innovations in regional treatments have increased the number of alternatives in this field in recent years. Considering the high success of robotic surgery and the advantages it provides for the patient and the surgeon, it can be said that it is the most preferred treatment method in the treatment of prostate cancer in our country.

Robotic surgery compared to open surgery; less painful, less blood loss and less need for blood supplementation, and shorter recovery time.

 

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