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Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer type among men, second only to skin cancer. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 238,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013 and nearly 30,000 men will die from the disease.
With the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, the Greater Sacramento-area Dignity Health hospitals offer men the latest in minimally invasive technologies for treating prostate cancer.
Laparoscopic robot-assisted techniques such as da Vinci offer patients the benefits of less pain and blood loss, quicker recovery time and a faster return to normal activities. This minimally invasive approach is ideal for delicate urologic surgery including prostatectomy, a common surgical treatment for prostate cancer.