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buckking posted:
Husband had PSA level 18 and some difficulty with urination. He had prostate biopsy with all 12 sites positive with a 9 and 10 gleason scale. Bone scan and cat scan are negative. He his scheduled for radical prostectomy with frozen section of lymph nodes. We were told if lymph nodes are positive they would be removed but prostate would not be removed. When we asked why we were told removal benefits would not out weigh the risks. This would be followed by radiation and hormone therapy. We are confused and concerned about not removing the prostate. Is this typical treatment? Can anyone help us to understand why this is the treatment of choice?
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