But if a patient had PCa would there be a risk of spreading it systemically by having a TURP concurrently?
I was told very conclusively, by several physicians, that a TURP can not spread PCa., which was backed up by research I did before my TURP. I didn't save the studies, however. The TURP discovered my PCa.
Note that a TURP is a serious procedure, you want an experienced surgeon doing it, and unlike Green Light laser, only a TURP will yield pathology results, usually much more complete than a biopsy.
72years old @ Dx
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
4 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4
RALP 7/17 G3+4 Organ confined
pT2c pNO pMn/a
PSA .54 4 months post RR
ercMRI & DCFPyL PET Scan @ NIH/NCI
1" tumor in cavity at apex,
IMGT 70.2 GY, 2ADT, over 5/18
Radiation proctitis & Ulcerative Colitis flared
PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19, .081 9/19, .116 11/19