However, some animal studies suggest that castrate levels of androgens inhibit microscopic lesions to develop to macroscopic ones with potential of metastasizing. Gynaecological aspects of the treatment and follow-up of transsexual men and women. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. At that time palliative chemotherapy was initiated. Medical Referral Disclaimer The CoE is unable to respond to individual patient requests for medical guidance. This is performed in a similar way to a TURP, except that a laser beam is used to cut away the prostate tissue rather than a heated wire loop.
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The most common prostate surgery is transurethral resection of the prostate TURP. Serum prostate-specific antigen decline as a marker of clinical outcome in hormone-refractory prostate cancer patients: Prostates need to be palpated, cervixes need pap smears, breasts need exams and mammograms, and problems such as prostate enlargement, unusual bleeding from the vagina, sores on any organ or discharge from any orifice need to be worked up. Open in a separate window. A five-alpha reductase inhibitor or an antiandrogen prevents the progression of microscopic prostate carcinoma to macroscopic carcinoma in rats. A TURP is performed by a specialist urologist urinary system specialist and is usually performed under a general anaesthetic.