cost of a biopsey ??

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wilf1980
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/11/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone know how much it cost them for a biopsey and how much the surgery cost ??/

Mavica
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 407
   Posted 12/11/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm recalling that this very same question was asked yesterday.  Click on the link below to view the detailed answers which have been provided thus far.   tongue   
 
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1315901


Age:  59 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)

April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior

June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample

Gleason's 3+3=6

Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days

Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci

Surgery 9/10/08

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon

Post-op Gleason's:  3+3, Tertiary 4

Margins:  Free

Bladder & Urethral:  Free

Seminal vesicles:  Not involved

Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion:  Not involved

Tumor:  T2c; Location:  Bilateral; Volume:  20%

Catheter:  Removed 12-days after surgery

Incontinent:  Yes (getting better, though)

Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) three times weekly started 9-27-08

Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)

PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0

 

Post Edited (Mavica) : 12/11/2008 8:52:55 AM (GMT-7)

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