Prostate cancer patients mistaken about robotic surgery: study

Some see the removal of the prostate as removing the risk of recurrence

Some men with localised prostate cancer mistakenly believe robotic surgery is the treatment most likely to cure them, perhaps because they were diagnosed by a urologist, a Sydney study suggests.

two surgeons doing robotic prostate surgery
Photo: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Researchers conducted detailed interviews with 25 men considering having a free robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) through the public system at Liverpool Hospital in 2017.