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Can you have surgery and have them know they took all cancer…

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Can you have surgery and have them know they took all cancer if you did not know you had cancer before

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It was a prostate surgery

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My urologist went in to fix an enlarged prostate. They said that they took out from both ends and came back and told me that he thought he got all the cancer. I did not even know that I had cancer. How would he know that I had cancer? I was just supposed to go in and have them fix the prostate. Nothing was said either about the semen going into the bladder either, is that normal? How do I know that they got all the cancer?
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I am a cancer doctor

it sounds like you had a TURP or transurethral prostate resection

this opens up a wider channel through the prostate for the urine to flow

this can cut out chips of prostate tissue which sometimes show prostate cancer cells

if cancer is found, you need more testing like a prostate parametric MRI scan

and a 12-16 core prostate saturation biopsy to see if there is evidence of prostate cancer in your prostate gland

you need a PSA blood test as well

this can tell if you still have cancer in your prostate gland

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
then are planning on doing psa blood test in 6 months, can we go to video
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how would doctor know what to cut of prostate to know he got it all

the doctor doesn't know what to cut out

he cut out tissue to allow urine to flow out of your penis better

it was a surprise to find prostate cancer in the tissues

you need more testing and prostate biopsies to know if you still have cancer in your prostate gland or not.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He said it was low grade cancer, not sure what that means

grade is how bizzar the cancer cells look under the microscope

the most common low grade prostate cancer is scored as a Gleason score 3+3=6

ask your urologist if you need a biopsy of the rest of your prostate gland to look for other sites of prostate cancer

or ask for an MRI scan of your prostate to look for signs of cancer in the rest of your prostate gland.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
can you live without prostate
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
they took from back and front, only the front showed not back

yes, you can live without a prostate gland

many men who have cancer in the prostate gland elect to have a prostatectomy to remove the whole prostate gland

but you don't have to have surgery

you can have radiation therapy to the rest of your prostate gland and this can cure you of prostate cancer without surgery.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he went into surgery and did not know he would be sterile afterward is this common

urology doctors do prostate surgery and usually recommend surgery

you can ask for another opinion from a radiation oncology doctor to ask about radiation.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
should he wait 6 mons for psa blood test
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he went into surgery and did not know he would be sterile afterward is this common?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i went into surgery and doctor never told me I would be sterile, is this common?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
should I wait 6 mons?

no, you should get PSA test now

and you should get more prostate biopsy now.

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retrograde ejaculation is a common side effect of TURP surgery

he should have talked to you about this risk before the procedure.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
explain retrograde ejaculation

that is when the ejaculation goes back into your bladder instead of out of your penis after you have had surgery

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