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Removing prostrate during radical surgery

11 months 4 weeks ago #57940 by Jack R

If the other items on your list are removed, the prostate will be left without a function.

Perhaps you are thinking of a Prostate Capsule-sparing RC. Seemingly a worthwhile approach to me.

The following article may help provide thoughts to discuss with your docs. Be sure to ask all you questions so you can be comfortable with the procedure to be undertaken.



What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
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1/2020 CIS is back...

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1 year 4 hours ago #57938 by Merryman
Hi Alan
Thank you for your reply as I’ve got 2 weeks to get some sort of answer before the op on the 26th

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1 year 5 hours ago #57935 by Alan

Welcome! As you are probably aware small cell cancer is serious (as all cancers are). This one is way above my pay grade (no one is a doctor here) but, there have been a few with this type of cancer. I do know you want the very best hospital to handle this. As far as the keeping prostate, I am sorry, I just don't know. Hopefully, someone that has had this issue can chime in.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
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1 year 1 day ago #57925 by Merryman
I’m from the uk and have spent 2 years fighting micr papillary bladder cancer but having been given the all clear early this year it’s come come with a CIS warning and 3 high grade growths were found a month ago
I believe in the states the gold standard is the same as what we have
Everything is taken out
Seminal vesties
Lymph Nodes
My question is if you’ve a healthy prostrate which shows no sign of cancer why does it need to come out and has anyone had this operation and kept the prostrate and is there any research details on the outcome of not taking the prostrate out ??
Thanks in advance

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