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My fiancee has been diagnosed with prostate cancer....options are to remove entire prostate or do radiation.?

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My fiancee has been diagnosed with prostate cancer....options are to remove entire prostate or do radiation.?

Postby drewe » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:52 am

He is 55 years old, having urinary problems. Doc says he needs to shave urethra first then do radiation....Wondering if we should just remove the whole thing prostate which will alleviate urinary issue or shave it and then do radiation for the cancer???? What would you do??? Thank you for your responses, we know it is ultimately our decision but with such a big decision, thought maybe we would hear from some who have gone through this
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My fiancee has been diagnosed with prostate cancer....options are to remove entire prostate or do radiation.?

Postby brus » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:54 am

He is 55 years old, having urinary problems. Doc says he needs to shave urethra first then do radiation....Wondering if we should just remove the whole thing prostate which will alleviate urinary issue or shave it and then do radiation for the cancer???? What would you do??? Thank you for your responses, we know it is ultimately our decision but with such a big decision, thought maybe we would hear from some who have gone through this
My dad had prostate cancer in his late 50's he had radiation pellets inserted into his body. They gradually dissolve. His treatment was successful. He has been cancer free for over 4 years.
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My fiancee has been diagnosed with prostate cancer....options are to remove entire prostate or do radiation.?

Postby yasuo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:09 am

There is something wrong with your statement.
A prostatectomy does not remove the shut off valve causing the need for potty training. If his cancer is that advanced than removing the prostate will not remove the cancer risk.
If you are not sure what to do I suggest you get another opinion from another urologist in a different practice and if you are considering a prostatectomy, which is not usually done unless it is for cure, I would have it done robotically.
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