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oldfordlover
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/6/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone says it. Here is the documented study on the impact of not having an experienced surgeon

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/07/24/cancer.prostate.reut/index.html

Patients with inexperienced doctors were 70% more likely to have cancer re-occurrence than experienced doctors
Age 50
Diagnosed 4/24/07
PSA 5.5
cancer in 8 of 12 biopsy samples
gleason score 4+4=8; up to 70% pti;
some perineural invasion
surgery performed 5/23/07
clean margins--clean lymph--clean seminal vessel--capsule not penetrated
gleason score upgraded to 9
4-5 weeks out--pad gone
6 week PSA--<0.05

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