Frequently Asked Questions
18. What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?
Surgery is a common treatment for early stage prostate cancer. It is used to remove the cancer. The surgeon may remove the entire prostate -- a type of surgery called radical prostatectomy -- or, in a few cases, remove only part of it.
Sometimes the surgeon will also remove nearby lymph nodes. Side effects may include lack of sexual function, which is called impotence, or problems holding urine, which is called incontinence.