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Prostate Cancer

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate Cancer is a formation of malignant cancer cells in the tissues of the prostate. It is 5th most common type of cancer in males in Singapore which recently has gone up the ranks to 3rd position.


There are two types of surgical treatment for CAP:

  • Radical prostatectomy, or
  • Transurethral Resection of The Prostate (TURP with or without bilateral orchidectomy
Radical prostatectomy is one of the main modalities of treatment, it is mainly for curative treatment especially when:
  • The cancer is high grade with low PSA (<10ng/dl)
  • The patient is relatively young (<70 years) and the cancer is in its early stage
The 2 types of radical prostatectomy are:
  • Open radical prostatectomy
  • Minimally Invasive (MIS) prostatectomy (Laparoscopy vs. Robotic)
The potential complications of surgery are bleeding from uncontrolled vein bleeding and injury to the surrounding organs. The potential after-surgery complications are those of incontinence and impotence.