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Overview: Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, with more than 180 thousand cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Many types of treatment are available depending on the stage of the cancer and the man's age and overall health.
In this Medically Speaking interview, Dr. James Borin describes the variety of treatment options available today, in addition to "active surveillance" - a strategy for carefully watching certain lower-risk tumors prior to treatment.
Dr. Borin is a urologist and the director of Robotic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an assistant professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In this interview, he also compares prostate surgery with the da Vinci robot to the traditional open surgery.
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