Expert Video - What are the surgical options for prostate cancer?

Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health and founder of the National Black Men's Health Network, provides an overview of the surgical options for prostate cancer. He explains radical prostatectomy, which removes the prostate, some surrounding tissue, and a few lymph nodes. He also describes robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, and retropubic prostatectomy. Talk to your doctor about the surgical options available for your specific type and stage of prostate cancer.

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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Ferring, Janssen Biotech, Pfizer, and Sanofi Genzyme.

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