Australian-first procedure gives hope for prostate cancer patients

AN Australian-first nerve grafting procedure is giving hope to the 7000 Australian men suffering the most common side effect of prostate cancer surgery each year.

The surgical removal of the prostate glands, a radical prostatectomy, is a curative procedure for most of the 10,000 Australian men who undergo this each year.

While life saving, the surgery can damage nerves and reduce sexual function in 70 per cent of men regardless of whether it’s performed as keyhole surgery, as an open procedure or by robots. Read more… 

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