Given that all those who have had surgery have had about
two inches of urethra removed and some have had theirs damaged by radiation etc. is there any chance that guys who have been treated for PCA could be or should be offered a graft to replace/repair things? I just ask as the BBC and others are today reporting the sucess of this new idea. www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12666171
This is a quote from the article, and David might be interested to note the last sentence of the quote:
"The world's first tissue-engineered urinary tubes or urethras, grown in the lab using patients' own cells, have been hailed a success by medical experts.
US surgeons have used the lab-grown tubes to treat five Mexican boys with damaged urinary tracts.
They told the Lancet that all of the boys are now fit and that the grafts have taken and repaired the defects.
The same team has already managed to grow new bladders for patients."
Sounds almost too good to be true.
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
Biop 2 of 12 pos
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr CT
66Gy 28 Apr to 11 Jun 10
Tired + weird BMs
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
12 Jan 11 PSA <0.1