Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer in men. Prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum.

There may be no symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer. More advanced prostate cancer may cause symptoms such as :

  1. Frequent urges to urinate
  2. Decreased force in the stream of urine
  3. Blood in the urine
  4. Blood in semen
  5. Dribbling of urine, especially after urinating
  6. Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult

Commonly used tests to detect prostate cancers are :

  1. Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) – phsyical examination of prostate
  2. MRI
  3. Biopsy – a procedure to collect samples of suspicious tissues from the prostate gland
  4. PSA – blood test to measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood

Treatment options vary depending on the stage and grade of the cancer. Some cases of prostate cancer can be cured if treated in the early stages. Treatments include radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy or “watchful waiting” (not treating the cancer and monitoring it closely).

Recommended surgical procedure to remove the prostate include :

  1. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy is a minimal invasive surgery to remove whole prostate gland and tissue surrounding it by using robotic surgical system.

Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive technique that requires four or five tiny incisions (of less than half an inch) for the surgical instruments, whereas traditional surgery for tumor removal requires an eight-inch incision, at a minimum. Patients experience lesser blood loss, and other benefits include :

  1. Reduced hospital stay
  2. Faster healing and shorter recovery time
  3. Less postoperative pain
  4. Smaller incisions and less scarring

*Robotic surgery enable optimum suturing between bladder and urethral, to provide better urinary continence as compared to open and laparoscopic surgery.


UKM Specialist Centre
7th Floor, Clinical Block,
UKM Medical Centre,
Jalan Yaacob Latif,
Bandar Tun Razak,
56000 Cheras,
Kuala Lumpur.

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