Surgery removes your prostate and some surrounding tissue

You may have open surgery, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery or robot-assisted surgery

With open surgery you will have a big cut in your tummy

With keyhole surgery you will have several small cuts in your tummy

With robotic surgery, you will have several small cuts and the surgeon will use a robot

After the operation your erections will be softer or you may not have erections

After the operation you may be incontinent, but this is rare and usually short-lived

After the operation you will not be able to father a child naturally

Any major operation can cause side-effects and even, very rarely, can result in death

If your life-expectancy is less than 10 years, you may be offered watchful waiting