Prostate cancer patients mistaken about robotic surgery: study

Some see the removal of the prostate as removing the risk of recurrence
Clare Pain
two surgeons doing robotic prostate surgery
Photo: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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.

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.