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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cistoprostatectomía

Cystoprostatectomy (SIS-toh-pros-tuh-TEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the bladder (the organ that holds urine) and the prostate. In a radical cystoprostatectomy, the seminal vesicles are also removed. The prostate and seminal vesicles are glands in the male reproductive system that help make semen. Also called prostatocystectomy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.