If you remove the prostate you are cured right? Wrong…well maybe.


The significance of the Partin Tables.

Source: If you remove the prostate you are cured right? Wrong…well maybe.

One area in which I feel urologists do not do a good job is in not adequately explaining the notion and fallacy of thought that, ” If I decide to remove my prostate that I will be cured.” A year after the prostatectomy  and a rising PSA the patient asks, ” If you removed my prostate how can the PSA be rising?” They should have known the answer to that question “before” they elected to have the prostate removed and I place that blame squarely on the shoulders of the urologist. Had they known that answer they may not have decided to have surgery and that my dear friends is indeed the rub.

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