Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in the United States. It was also one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among men of all races. Working in the Radiation Therapy industry it would be hard to ignore the serious ramifications that prostate cancer has had on many men all over the world.
One of the treatment options is a Radical Prostatectomy. As this article outlines, it has become increasingly important to discuss with your patient prior to his operation that there may be several things discovered during and after the procedure. These discoveries may dictate that a course of Radiation Therapy may be needed after the operation. Radiation Therapy can and will reduce the chance of a PSA reoccurrence. In addition, the patient should be informed of the possible short and long term complications from both the surgery and postoperative Radiation Therapy.