Arch villain 2009-01-24 18:17:21
I’m still receiving Hormone (ADT) treatment for Prostate Cancer, plus
have completed External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) and High Dose
Rate Brachytherapy (HDRB.)
Going into the treatment regime, I also already had BPH for the last 18
yrs. I had a TURP for this 16 yrs ago.
My Prostate volume was 72cc going into the Treatment program and the
Hormone treatment had only shrunk it to 65cc.
I’ve just been advised I possibly cannot have a TURP or PVP Laser
to ease my poor Urinary performance post-HDRB in July 05, due to Scar
Tissue, as it may
cause me to be incontinent for the rest of my miserable life!
I’m currently on Flomax and it’s working about 60% average.
I’m getting a 2nd opinion within a few wks.
Any other members of this group had similar circumstances?
Pete 2009-01-24 18:17:28
Arch…my heart is with you. How is your cancer treatment going or is it
too early to tell. May I ask who said a TURP or PVP might make you
incontinent for the rest of your life and what was there logic (e.g.
radiation damage to your nerves/muscles, etc). Was it a uro or a
radiologist, or both, and who are you getting the second opinion from (I
assume a uro). Sorry, I don’t have similar circumstances, but I know what
its like to live in misery, and I wish you the best…Pete
Arch villain 2009-01-24 18:17:35
My cancer treatment program is almost over. I’ll know how good that
will be when the hormones wear off mid 2006.
It was mainly the HDRB radiation that inflamed my already large
A professor of Urology in Sydney who does greenlight PVPs advised
against ANY surgery.
I’m seeing a Perth Urologist who will make a finding after another
Cystoscopy, Dec 07. He would only do a TURP if the scar tissue was not
too severe, otherwise he’ll do nothing.
The Radiation Oncologists who administered my program did mention I may
I wore a Foley catheter for almost 4 wks post HDRB…
So we’ll wait and see
Pete 2009-01-24 20:03:08
Arch…I don’t understand why the uro would only do a TURP if the scar
tissues was not too bad, and I still don’t know why they said a TURP may
cause lifetime incontinence (I asked before if it was because of the
radiation damage, or is just because the roto router would wipe out the
necessary muscles/nerves. I don’t believe they are supposed to cut the
lower sphincter on a TURP or the upper one (which I guess you can call the
bladder neck) to the point where you lose your sphincter control. Otherwise
you would have a permanent catheter without the catheter 🙂 .
Get back to me again if you don’t mind…Pete
Clarence crow 2009-01-24 21:45:50
On 26 Nov 2005 14:33:39 -0800, “Arch Villain”
First and foremost, my usual Nick is Clarence Crow, but when I posted
this, my ISP’s news server was down and I was obliged to post via
Groups.Google under my Nick there (archvillain.)
Now I have to wait till nearly the end of January, 2006 for my next
Cystoscopy as the Urology Department at my Clinic is closing for
“Refurbishments” next week till mid Jan, 2006.
In the interim. I’ve been coldly advised by the Receptionist to
self-catheterise if the partial blockage gets worse!!
I’m really P***** (or full of it)!!
— Reader to complete…
— Please reply to this ng as my email adress is fake: