What are Prostate Cancer Surgeries? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 6872 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.

Schedule May 2007
Side effects: some scare tissue in bladder, stress incontinence
attempted prostate removal in Dec 2010, it was abondoned due cancer already found outside the capsule, lymph nodes imlications
Retropubic Radical Protateclocy December 16 2008, Scaring and some pain when walking. Not much at all.
Nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy, Sept. 11, 2007. Side effect: genital shrinkage. Because of a pre-surgical scan indicating cancer may have been breaking out of my prostate, my right neurovascular bundle was removed -- that was half of the plumbing and wiring for my erections! I still have my left bundle, but it's been a long time since I've been able to get hard. Surgery also left me with no prostate and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen. I can no longer get hard or ejaculate and have 'dry' orgasms: I come like a girl.
Da Vinci Robotic Controlled prostatectomy, November 2012. Cathererized 1 week. Regained full bladder control almost immediately. Kegel exercises highly recommended
Radical Prostatectomy, 27th October 2011.
Have not chosen treatment. Leaning towards removal of the prostate
Invasive. Post op issues : mild incontenence, ED and depression
catheter--pain--relapse 2nd week--rushed to hospital--blood sugar drop to 40/60--death immenient --wife arrived in time--more treatments
3 lung biopsies in March 2014; extreme pain and weakness
I had prostate removed April 24, 2014. 3 weeks later returned to hospital for emergency surgery due to MRSA virus caught during first surgery. Third surgery July 15, 2016 to check a possible tumor in my bladder.
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