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brainsurgeon
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 12/24/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Between now and the end of the year is a good time to call and ask to be placed on the cancellation list. You would be surprised how many patients reschedule in the next week.
70 years old (1939) USA citizen
Prostatic carcinoma dxed June 2009 by PSA (7.0) and then Bx
PSAs yearly since 2001 ranged 1.52 to 7.0
Neg. CT and BS
4 of 8 biopsies positive (all right side) Gleason Score 3+4=7
Robotic assisted total prostatectomy and node excision July 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland by Dr. Mattei in the Kantonsspital
pT2c G3 pN0 (0/14)
Catheter out in 5 days (home in 3 days)
No incontinence
Potency: beginning tumescence??? at 3 weeks post-op. Still happens at 3 months PO. Nearly usable one month later.
3month PSA less than 0.01


bcc
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 12/24/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
hi bam in a period of not knowing what to do .why did u go from usa to swits for an op.i could ski there from here as i am in chamonix skiing at the moment .my problem is young wife really dont want ed but looked at all options hifu bachy top as rp has so many after effects.sorry no capitals again but not a keyboard easy person.pps its great to know so many superb caring people contribute happy christmas to one and all love barry
PSA Aug 07 was 3, Mid 08, 3.5, mid 09, 7.27

First biopsy july 09 - t2a on left . 11 samples taken from 6 blocks. 4 blocks show positive for adenocarcinoma. 1 block 10%, 3 blocks 5%, overall gleason 3 plus 4. No perineural invasion seen. Seminal vesicles clear.

End Oct 2009, bone scan all clear, MRI shows 6mm lesion on bottom left and rest of gland diffused image. Late Nov 2009, a template biopsy of 32 from 20 sites adenocarcinoma, gleason 3 plus 4 at 10 sites; unfortunately spread over both left and right.


brainsurgeon
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 12/24/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have lived in CH most of each year for 16 years, receive medical care here, and live close to Luzern. I found a well trained DaVinci surgeon in Luzern. I have no close medical contacts who are practicing in the USA. Being a surgeon, there was no question about what to choose for treatment. That is up to each and every man though. Good luck to you and Merry Christmas to all.
70 years old (1939) USA citizen
Prostatic carcinoma dxed June 2009 by PSA (7.0) and then Bx
PSAs yearly since 2001 ranged 1.52 to 7.0
Neg. CT and BS
4 of 8 biopsies positive (all right side) Gleason Score 3+4=7
Robotic assisted total prostatectomy and node excision July 2009 in Luzern, Switzerland by Dr. Mattei in the Kantonsspital
pT2c G3 pN0 (0/14)
Catheter out in 5 days (home in 3 days)
No incontinence
Potency: beginning tumescence??? at 3 weeks post-op. Still happens at 3 months PO. Nearly usable one month later.
3month PSA less than 0.01

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