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Prostate Cancer and Gamma Knife

Hallo Doctors, does someone who has prostate cancer (MRI test shows cancer spread only within the prostate) have gamma knife or surgery to remove it. Does gamma knife ensure all cancer cells are burned? Does gamma knife ensure beningn prostate self corrects to allow normal urination? Isnt complete radiation or surgery the best option to ensure cancer is all removed?
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Hi there!

Well, management protocol of prostate cancer is not as well defined as other cancers and largely depends on the stage of the cancer. For localized lesions, gamma knife may be a suitable option with results as good as surgery and better results for maintenance of urinary continence. It would be best to discuss the pros and cons and the expected prognosis in detail with your treating oncologist.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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DrKaul Your reply is much appreciated. Indeed, prostate cancer has no streamlined one way treats all solution. Patient is at stage II with cancer still only in the prostate but in various places. Prostatectomy, complete radiation or gamma knife - your kind advise please?
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