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Who should have a radical prostatectomy?

Marc B. Garnick, MD
Hematology & Oncology
The best candidates for radical prostatectomy surgery (a procedure in which the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and lymph nodes are removed) are men whose prostate cancer is confined to the gland itself (stages T1 and T2), who are under age 70, and who are in good general health.

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