a drug that is administered to cause the loss of sensation
in a patient about to undergo a medical procedure. There
are two types of anaesthesia: local and general. Local
anaesthesia causes the loss of sensation in a specific
area of the body and patients generally do not lose
consciousness. Patients who use local anaesthesia may
sometimes be given a sedative to both calm the patient
and discourage movement during the procedure. General
anaesthesia usually causes of a loss of consciousness.
Most prostate cancer treatments involve some form of
anaesthesia. In most prostate cancer treatments, patients
can opt for either local anaesthesia with a sedative
or general anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is meant to take
away the pain involved with prostate cancer treatment,
so patients should speak to their doctors about what
treatment is best for them.