Can I Have Prostate Surgery After Seed Implant Therapy If The Cancer Is Not Fully Treated?

Dr. Kuettel answers the question: 'Prostate Surgery After Seed Implants?'

March 16, 2009 -- Question: Can I have prostate surgery after seed implant therapy if the cancer is not fully treated?

Answer: For patients following a prostate seed implant whose found to have a rise in their PSA with no evidence of disease spread, believed to have localized disease that's persistent within the prostate, there are many different options available on how best to treat them. One option would be surgery. However, this is typically recommended for large centers with the experience doing this procedure. Other options include cryotherapy, which means freezing the prostate, or initiating systemic treatment, hormone therapy.