Positive Margins after Surgery for Prostate Cancer: Part One

The anatomical location of the prostate gland, situated within millimeters of the bladder and rectum, means that urologists are simply unable to cut a wide margin around the gland.  Slicing into the bladder or rectum is not an option. Unfortunately, if a patient’s cancer grows through the capsule, rather than cutting around the cancer, the surgeon will be forced to cut through the cancer during the attempt to remove the gland.  When this occurs it is called a “positive margin.”   READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > https://www.verywell.com/positive-margins-after-surgery-for-prostate-cancer-2782248

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