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   Posted 3/27/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I had DaVinci surgery 3/23 the doctor disected the lymph nodes. He stated it's a precautionary . Has anyone else had this done?
I still have the drain tube in, it will be removed when I have the catheter removed on thur the 30th

Post Edited (grunt) : 3/27/2007 9:52:34 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Normal procedure Grunt....don't worry :>)

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   Posted 3/27/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   

It was standard protocol with my surgeon. As he said, "If the cancer gets out of the prostate the lymph nodes are the normal place for the first stop and I want to know whether or not there is any there". You have plenty others that will take over for the ones you lost.

Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07

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