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Laparoscopic Prostatectomy


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Hello All Hope All is Well

Well after I was Diagnosed with carcanoma high grade prostate cancer.I had a consultation with Radiation Oncologist.

Needless to say this will not be an option. And the other option is removal which is set up for later this month.

My question is anyone have had this done and recovery?.Secondly I have issues while in service but due to spoliation of SMR.VA is less than willing to address this even after thirty years of treatment and sevral cystoscopies done by VAMC.Filed for ED with VARO no reply to date .Also advised them of surgery and CARE. no reply

STRESSED AND SCARED out of my mind. THANK YOU.

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May God be with you in your time of need. No I am not religious as they say but I do believe in the healing powers of my God and Jesus Chist. McAfee I too was very scared when I was diagnosed in 2003 with Non-hogskins Lymphoma. After a slew of sicknesses I am still here! Why? Because God So deemed it. I will pray for you and Mac I surely ask for your prayers. Veterans are all brothers.

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Hello All Hope All is Well

Well after I was Diagnosed with carcanoma high grade prostate cancer.I had a consultation with Radiation Oncologist.

Needless to say this will not be an option. And the other option is removal which is set up for later this month.

My question is anyone have had this done and recovery?.Secondly I have issues while in service but due to spoliation of SMR.VA is less than willing to address this even after thirty years of treatment and sevral cystoscopies done by VAMC.Filed for ED with VARO no reply to date .Also advised them of surgery and CARE. no reply

STRESSED AND SCARED out of my mind. THANK YOU.

Mcafee,

I was asked if I could offer any info to you about your illness. I have provided this link that has a set of tabs under the heading "prostate cancer guide," I hope this helps explain some of your questions. I also recommend that you ask as many questions as possible each time you see your doctor.

Hang in there,

Bergie

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/guide/prostate-cancer-treatment-care

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Thank You for your replies. I have asked many questions but you never know what happens while under the knife things do happen .I have a friend of mine whom have dealt with and survived Testicular cancer.had it done at Mem. Sloan Kettering Cancer center in NYC.Just a bit aprehensive and want to get it over was looking forward to having Knee replacement done begining of Nov. but due to cancer this has been put on hold.I guess all in time these will be addressed. thank you for the link information is always a good thing thank you again. Thats why I Love this Site the sharing of information and support.But I have faith all will be fine.Recovery I was told is rough first few weeks. lots of swelling. Scheduled for surgery Dec 20. oi oi oi!!!!

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My prayers for successful treatment and recovery.

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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005, radical prostatectomy in 2005. If you can have it done laproscpically, so much the better-faster recovery time less complications. The surgery left me impotent and incontinent. Had to use Viagra which VA supplied. However as a result of surgery, bladder became neurogenic and had frequent urination (every 15 minutes). That led to more surgery in 2009 in which VA took a piece of my colon and made a new artificial bladder. Have to cathaterize at navel to urinate. What a pain. Any way I was awarded 60% for pad usage, 10% for ED and some for scarring. Remember if during surgery they find the cancer has escaped the prostate pocket, they will advise chemo or radiation. I also was awarded TDIU as I have other SC conditions. Good luck, any more questions, feel free to contact me.

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