Before choosing a treatment option, it is important for a patient to discuss their options with their physician based on his individual case. Upon diagnosis with prostate cancer, a man has the following primary treatment options:

  • Remove the cancerous prostate (surgery)
  • Radiate the cancerous prostate (external beam or radioactive seed implants)
  • Watchful Waiting
  • Other treatments (hormonal and cryosurgery)

In this section, you can:

  • Discover which treatment options are available to you.
  • Find out if da Vinci Surgery may be the right choice for you: “Should I Consider da Vinci Surgery?”
  • See how the safety of robotic surgery compares to other treatment approaches.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci®Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

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