Surgical management of prostate cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Hematology/oncology clinics of North America, Volume 27, Issue 6, p.1111-35 (2013)


2013, November 2013, Public Health Sciences Division


Surgery remains a mainstay in the management of localized prostate cancer. This article addresses surgical aspects germane to the management of men with prostate cancer, including patient selection for surgery, nerve-sparing approaches, minimization of positive surgical margins, and indications for pelvic lymph node dissection. Outcomes for men with high-risk prostate cancer following surgery are reviewed, and the present role of neoadjuvant therapy before radical prostatectomy is discussed. In addition, there is a review of the published literature on surgical ablative therapies for prostate cancer.