Future prostate cancer treatment could be more effective due to the development of robot-assisted technology.
Scientists at Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute compared the
success rates of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) to the standard
surgical procedure - open radical prostatectomy (ORP).
The found that RARP patients were less likely to need a blood transfusion, a
prolonged stay in hospital and have cardiac, respiratory or vascular
Doctors explained that RARP is much less invasive that ORP, which requires a
large incision to be made to remove the entire tumour prostate.
Mani Menon, director of the clinical institute, said that 98 per cent of RARP
patients leave hospital within 24 hours of the procedure and only two percent
experience a complication.
According to Cancer Research UK, around 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with
the disease every day, making it the most common form of cancer among British
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Prostate cancer treatment news : 25 April 2012