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Can you have prostate surgery after treatment with radiation?

Can you have prostate surgery after treatment with radiation?

Yes: It has been done but really no surgeon wants to do it because there will be too many problems and it's difficult because of the scarring and loss of tissue planes needed by the surgeon. So many will not advise it. But has and can be done. I don't advise it. ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Can you get surgery while having radiation treatment?

Can you get surgery while having radiation treatment?

Possible: Surgery is possible and can be done if emergently necessary. Surgery in the radiation- treated area can increase risks of wound healing, bleeding, infections. Surgery in the non-radiation area is much less problematic. Typically radiation is not interrupted as results are inferior in patients who have radiation treatment breaks. ...Read more

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Can you have a kidney transplant while undergoing radiation treatment?

Can you have a kidney transplant while undergoing radiation treatment?

Need specifics.: If you are receiving radiation treatments to treat a cancer, it would depend on the type of cancer, where it was located, and the success of it's treatment. You should discuss this with your transplant team. ...Read more

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How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...Read more

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I have a recurrent colorectal cancer. Just finished with chemorad. Waiting to go for surgery however doctor mentioned stenting uterus during surgery.

I have a recurrent colorectal cancer. Just finished with chemorad. 
Waiting to go for surgery however doctor mentioned stenting uterus during surgery.

Stenting ureter!: I think you mean stenting ureter, not uterus! ureter will be stented in cancer operation to avoid any injuries to the ureters. during cancer operation they do a lymph node dissection and they stay wide away from the colon for a good clean margin and to surround the cancer lymphatic drainage.and if there is a local spread to surrounding tissue, ureter will be vulnerable for injuries. ...Read more

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What can be expected with surgery for testicular cancer?

What can be expected with surgery for testicular cancer?

Small groin incision: Incision is made in the groin to secure blood supply from testicle before testicle is pulled up in to groin & out of the incision, to prevent spread. You will lose the affected testicle, which can be replaced with a prosthesis, if this is important to you. Post-operative pain should not be severe. Further treatment by radical lymph node dissection depends upon cancer type &/or nodal involvement. ...Read more

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Will I be able to perform sexually after I finish radiation treatment for prostate cancer?

Will I be able to perform sexually after I finish radiation treatment for prostate cancer?

Usually: Usually after external beam radiation treatments to the prostate, sexual function is preserved although the ejaculate volume will decrease to almost nothing. ...Read more

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Will i need surgery in the future after being diagnosed with a cataract?

Will i need surgery in the future after being diagnosed with a cataract?

No.: A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. As long as you are able to see to perform your daily activities, the cataract can just be observed. When you started having visual difficulties, then it is reasonable to discuss cataract surgery with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will having sex too soon after tumt procedure for enlarged prostate cause any problems with recovery? Please be specific.. Had tumt 1/10/2014.

Will having sex too soon after tumt procedure for enlarged prostate cause any problems with recovery? Please be specific.. Had tumt 1/10/2014.

No: Having relations too soon after a prostate procedure can be painful and can result in blood in the semen but otherwise will not cause any particular harm. ...Read more

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Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

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Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

Here are some...: Known to us, vasectomy is the surgical means to interrupt sperm transportation for sterilization. I my 46-yr study and practice in urology, I could have remembered any occasion talking about "radical" vasectomy. Besides, are you worrying about radiation and chemo to your partner while her man being treated with both for testicular cancer? So, please detail the specifics and relevance of the Q? ...Read more

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After treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin can you develop a delay in gastric emptying? Will this go away?

After treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin can you develop a delay in gastric emptying? Will this go away?

Good Q, but...: First, I would like to salute you for well coping with the care for testicular cancer. However, there would be no straight answer to your Q since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. Hence, discuss this with your doc; that is most logical to do. Besides, exploring more on life reality will help further on how to cope as in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?

How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?

Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more

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Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? .

Will i need to stop taking my prostate medication before surgery for my cataracts? I'll need cataract surgery in the coming year. I take flomax (tamsulosin) for an enlarged prostate. Does this or any other drug cause a problem with cataract treatment? 

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I : I agree---going off the medicine does not good. Just let your doctor know that you are on it and he can take the necessary operative precaustions during the surgery. Don't let this stop you from having the surgery that will improve your vision. ...Read more

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Can you have gastroparesis long term after treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy? What do you do for this if so?

Can you have gastroparesis long term after treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy? What do you do for this if so?

Not related: Gastroparesis is an ill defined entity of unknown cause. So I would not worry about it. Symtomatic treatment to control your acidity or anorexia may help. Do you have a gastroenterologist treating you for this problem? ...Read more

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Can you survive with recurrent cancer after chemo and mastectomy?

Can you survive with recurrent cancer after chemo and mastectomy?

It is posswible.: If the cancer only came back locally and there is no evidence of spread, say on a pet scan, then survival after local surgery, chemotherapy (and possibly radiation) is possible. ...Read more

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Is it ever possible to treat cancer with just radiation and no surgery or chemo?

Is it ever possible to treat cancer with just radiation and no surgery or chemo?

Yes, in some cases: In certain situations, such as early disease (stage 1 indolent lymphoma) , less aggressive cancers (grade 1 brain cancers), cancers requiring organ preservation (early head and neck cancers)radiation alone can be effective and curative. Newer radiation approaches (e.g. Cyberknife) hold the promise for increased benefit when used alone. ...Read more

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Can you have radiation treatment while receiving chemotherapy?

Can you have  radiation treatment while receiving chemotherapy?

Yes: Your radiation and medical oncologist should coordinate whether this should be done. Some cancers doing the treatment at the same time gives the best result while other cancer doing them in succession is best. ...Read more

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Can polyps spread after a hysterectomy surgery and should I be tested?

No: Polyps in the uterine cavity are not uncommon as a cause of abnormal bleeding. They are unrelated to polyps in the colon and do not "spread". Although there are often less invasive ways to remove polyps, a hysterectomy has certainly cured the problem. ...Read more

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My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?

My dad (age 61) has aggressive stage 4 prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, and will not get any treatment. How long is he likely to live?

Here are some ...: Sorry to hear the sad news of your dad. Who decided not to get any Rx? Your dad or Doc or both? If Doc or both, he would be in the real terminal stage & hard to live longer than 4-6 months; if by himself & still fighting to live on, he may still have some existing strength to live > 6 months. So, ask Doc along the course of his last days of life so he may cope with such to preserve quality dignity ...Read more

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Can you have prostate surgery after treatment with radiation?

Yes: It has been done but really no surgeon wants to do it because there will be too many problems and it's difficult because of the scarring and loss of tissue planes needed by the surgeon. So many will not advise it. But has and can be done. I don't advise it. ...Read more

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