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Claude Abou: The robot prevents complications from traditional surgeries for prostate cancer patients


Professor Claude Abou, professor of prostate and urological oncology in Paris, revealed that he expects a future breakthrough in the treatment of prostate cancer using GPS, that is, to drive the robot himself without the help of a surgeon, such as using GPS used to drive a car.


Professor Claude Abou added that robotic surgeries are more accurate and prevent complications such as urinary incontinence or complications related to the sexual impact of the patient, after traditional surgeries did not achieve good results in this type of surgery.


He said: Modern surgeries have improved results in terms of accuracy and better quality of life for the patient, which leads to the patient's return to his normal life faster.


He added that there have been rapid changes during this year, explaining that there has been tremendous scientific progress in all fields of medicine, and as a result, the Corona vaccine was reached within only one year, and this is what distinguishes the world now, explaining that the use of laparoscopic surgery was started 40 years ago in Prostate tumors, and each time we offer something new.


He said that some were wondering why we resort to robotic or modern surgeries, and I answered that robotic surgeries were resorted to, in order to be accurate and prevent complications.


He pointed out that he performed the first surgery in July 2000, 6 meters away from the patient, and the operation succeeded, and is currently being performed at the highest level and with extreme precision, and this surgery led to the improvement of the patients' condition, and this is the biggest challenge.


He stressed that robotic prostate surgery reduces urinary incontinence and preserves the patient's sexual life, and is considered better than traditional surgery, and is done without wearing gloves or a muzzle because the surgeon controls the robot's arms.


For his part, Dr. Hisham Al-Ghazali, Director of the Research Center at Ain Shams Medicine, said during a press conference for tumors of the digestive system, liver and urinary tract, that there are 5 new drugs to treat various types of cancers, the most important of which is the combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in the treatment of kidney, liver, and gastrointestinal tumors. , which revolutionized the treatment of these tumors, explaining that there was a breakthrough in the treatment of liver and kidney cancer due to the combination of these treatments and achieved double cure rates for targeted therapy alone or immunotherapy alone, where scientists discovered that there are powerful treatments by combining targeted therapies with immunotherapies that led to results Amazing, it improves the quality of life of patients and the side effects are few.


He added that rectal and anal surgery can be dispensed with through some modern treatments, and some patients respond to these types of treatments, and dispense with making a side opening, and it is also possible to dispense with surgery in breast cancer and replace it with medicines.


He stressed that obesity and smoking are among the main causes of cancer, and if we reduce smoking and prevent obesity, some types of cancer can be prevented, especially colon cancer, and Egypt may become free of colon cancer when hidden blood in the stool is discovered in the initial stages of colon tumors, thus preventing the occurrence of colon cancer.


Dr. Osama Hetta, Professor of Interventional Radiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, explained that the interventional radiology has played a role in treating benign tumors such as uterine fibroids and benign prostate tumors, stressing that the big boom this year was to treat benign thyroid enlargements and tumors using interventional radiology as an alternative to surgery, pointing out He indicated that 90% of thyroid tumors are benign, and the gland functions are intact, but there is swelling and enlargement in the front of the neck, adding that this type of tumor had affected the eastern planet Umm Kulthum, and thyroid surgery was not performed because of the possibility of the surgery affecting the vocal cords Currently, the goiter is treated with interventional radiology, and the tumor size is reduced.


Dr. Waheed Yousry, Professor of Oncology Surgery at the National Cancer Institute, added that the development in the treatment of pancreatic cancer came in the methods of resection surgeries, and the tissues surrounding the pancreas, and blood vessels, to obtain better treatment results, as there was no treatment for these tumors before, and the cure rates did not exceed 5%, and now it exceeds 40%, as chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used to reduce the size of the tumor, and the use of chemotherapy before surgery has become one of the accepted methods, and this has resulted in an increase in the percentage of eradication of these tumors.

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