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 7295 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.
People dealing with prostate cancer -- both the men who have been diagnosed and those who care about them -- need to play with a full deck of information about what to expect and what to know, so I'm sharing some very personal, even intimate, side effects. I had a nerve-sparing, open radical retropubic prostatectomy in 2007. I experienced genital shrinkage and, 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 years since I've gotten hard, and I've reluctantly abandoned the hope of having erections. Surgery also left me with no prostate and no seminal vesicles, which, in concert, produced my semen, or ejaculate. That left me with what are called 'dry' orgasms. Net-net: I still have orgasms -- but without erections or ejaculation. Yes, I come like a woman. What's to complain about that?
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.
Radical Surgery and lymph node removal Pathology could not verify sprreas due to poor detection limits Will continue NACOM Protocol Indefinitely
Radical robotic prostatectomy,everything removed, some seminal vesicle involvement, gleason 9, psa prior5.7; 3mos post, .07,6 mos.02, 9 mos post.02. Wait& see after6 more mos.
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