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Dave I am happy to hear about your successful surgery. You are correct in saying that the experience of the surgoen is of utmost importance, but, the forever "but", he/she cannot gaurantee success. Unfortunately almost everything concerning PCa is grey. As so often stated, the only thing that is 100% sure in PCa is that there is nothing 100%.
The surgoen might have saved the nerves, but the patient does not have a reasonable erection. The nerves might have been damaged during the proceedure. Whatever the primary treatment is there could by side effects that will effect ones QOL. I advice men and their partners about the possible side effects and that they be prepared to face another possible bump in the road of life. If one understands what might be the easier it will be
hello, I would appreciate more input from those who have had either the seed implants or laprascopic robotic surgery as those are the 2 options for me. I am currently 52, most recent PSA of 4.6, up from 3.5 back in March 2008, Gleason 7 (3 + 4) and 5 of 12 biopsies were found to be cancerous back in October 2008. I am heavily leaning towards the seed implants, but still uncertain that I shouldn't just choose surgery? Back in early October when I received the biopsy results I was told I needed to do something within the next 3 months. Regards, Ron