Surgery is one of the main treatments for prostate cancer. You might have an operation to remove your prostate gland (radical prostatectomy). Or surgery to help to relieve the symptoms of prostate cancer, such as difficulty passing urine.
You can also have surgery to remove your testicles as part of hormone treatment.
Find out about the different types of surgery for prostate cancer.
You might have surgery to remove your prostate (radical prostatectomy) to treat prostate cancer. Find out about how you have it.
Prostate cancer can sometimes block the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). You can have an operation to remove part of the cancer.
Find out about surgery to remove the testicles to treat prostate cancer.
Before surgery, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team. You usually go into hospital on the morning of your operation.
Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.
Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.
Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, possible problems after surgery and your follow up appointments.
Find out about the possible complications after your surgery for prostate cancer.