Regarding Prostate Cancer Decision Making- Does It Matter That You Can Do Radiation After Prostatatectomy But Not Vice Versa?


I've lived these twenty years must I suffer for fifty more....Bowie
I’ve lived these twenty years must I suffer for fifty more….Bowie

I mentioned the concept in my book, I think urologists (rightfully or wrongly) use it as a reason for patients to have their prostate removed, patients often use it as a justification to have the prostate removed, it probably pisses off and frustrates the radiation therapist….and that is the concept of:

If I remove the prostate first I can always have the option of radiation if the cancer comes back, but if I do radiation first I don’t have the option of then removing safely my prostate. I have more options down the road if I have the prostate removed.

Yes it is an option…but does it matter…that is the question my prostate cancer friend.

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