At every point in my PC journey, my uro has been first class on keeping me informed of all the would could happen or if it happens scenerios, both written and oral, and his followup on such matters is above reproach. He's been with me, thick or thin, through all these messes I have endured.
Still the patient's responsibility to learn as much as they can on their own, a doctor shouldn't expect to tell you that 1 guy in 10,000 had a rare reaction or side effect issue. Communications is a two way street between a doctor and patient, they aren't mind readers. Go armed with a notebook or recorder, take another person in the room, ask away, and don't be intimidated by time, when you are in the room with your doctor, he's working for you.
The being properly armed is the patient's responsibility
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10