Dear Maria Teresa,
Thank you so much for your post and for all of the information for filing a HIPPA complaint. I do think the time frame for doing this has passed though. My husband does feel that the nurse handled things very poorly that day. However, when his biopsy came back positive, our main focus at that time was on his cancer treatment options and getting him well. After his treatment was completed, I did prepare a letter to the urologist which explained the nurse's actions on the day my husband had the biopsy. However, my husband would not let me send it as he was concerned that the letter might cause a problem or worse that the urologist might drop him as a patient.
I shared his biopsy experience with the members because I wanted to get their thoughts about
what had gone on that.
Again, I really appreciate your response and I hope that everything turns out good for your husband
Wishing God's Best Blessings to both of you,
Husband 68 at diagnosis in December of 2006
PSA 6.6 at biopsy, the one before that was 7.2
Gleason 7, stage T1c
eight out of twelve cores positive for adenocarcinoma
Bone scan and CAT scan of pelvis and stomach in December 2006.
Treatment: 25 IMRT (radiation treatments) and a 90 seed Pallidium
implant on April 25, 2007
psa six months after seed implant was 1.7
psa eleven months after seed implant 0.5