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Cancer cells escaped during surgery
GJBKLYN posted:
I had robotic surgery 6 months ago and my physican accidently cut into my prostste during the procedure. My PSA is now going up and he says I have cells throughout my body. I was given Lupron to slow the cancer down, but I was was told there was nothing to cure it. Does anyone know of any alternatives.

az4peaks2 responded:

  • Hi Greg - You evidently are being told that you likely have systemic disease, and if this assumption is accurate, you PROBABLY had it at the time of your surgery.

  • Do you have a printed copy of your post-surgical Pathology report? Its contents should clarify what was found at the time of surgery and provide much more information on which to base your decisions.
  • From what you have said in your Post, I PRESUME that it shows that there was one or more positive intra-specimen margins or positive surgical margins with extra-capsular extension, however, what is needed is pathological evidence of such possible events.
  • If you would like help in determining the potential significance of Pathology Report contents, I would be happy to help you make such an assessment, for follow-up with your professional advisors, with whom you can, and should, verify any information acquired here. If interested, feel free to contact me at — (aka) az4peaks

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