Surgeon performing nano knife operation

Most cancers of the prostate are what we call multifocal. This means that the cancer involves several areas of the prostate and therefore requires therapy that treats the whole prostate or what is called whole gland therapy. Increasingly, there is evidence that there is a subgroup of patients who have prostate cancer where only a … Read more

Brachytherapy Australian Urology Associates

Brachytherapy (meaning close-range therapy) is a treatment option for localised prostate cancer that is typically of low or intermediate grade. It is a form of radiation therapy whereby radioactive seeds, which are designed to kill prostate cancer cells over time, are implanted into the prostate. Using CT scanning, an assessment is first made taking into … Read more

Urologist performing a Robotic Prostatectomy

In urology, robotic surgery is most commonly employed to perform radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Other potential uses include radical cystectomy (removal of the urinary bladder) for bladder cancer and partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney) for kidney cancer. What is robotic surgery? Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic surgery. It involves … Read more

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Australian Urology Associates

A biopsy of the prostate gland is usually required when there is a suspicion of prostate cancer. It involves taking multiple small samples of prostate tissue using a biopsy needle, which are then assessed microscopically by a pathologist. The prostate biopsy has traditionally been performed via the rectum (transrectal ultrasound-guided – TRUS – biopsy), because … Read more