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James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW.

Skippy said:
I'll second NotHard in recommending Prof Phillip Stricker of the St Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre in Sydney.
As to the cost, my own open prostatectomy in Nov 2007, done entirely as a private patient, had an all-inclusive cost of approx. AUD 24,000 (USD 21,500) of which my Australian private health insurers have refunded about two thirds.

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Skippy_1954 (Australia)
age at dx 53,
PSA at dx 6.0,
biopsy, Aug 2007: T2aNxMx Gleason 7 (3+4)
open RRP + PLND 01Nov2007, both bundles spared,
post-op pathology pT2aN0Mx, Gl.7 (3+4), margins negative, no perineural involvement, lymph nodes clean.
PSA since surgery undetectable (below 0.04).
Continence back to 100% of pre-op state within 2 mths of surgery;
potency initially nil, 30% at 12 months, 50% at 24 months with regular tadalafil + sildenafil before practical attempts.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 1/22/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, Skippy. Thanks for sharing the cost of your surgery info. Keep us posted.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time

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