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How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

How quickly does a penis heal after testicular cancer surgery?

The penis is fine!: Testicular cancer surgery removes the testicle from the scrotum and does not affect the penis. There may be some pain and swelling for a few days, but after that goes away the penis should work just fine! If only one testicle is removed there is enough testosterone that erections should be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

After prostate cancer surgery how long before erection is possible?

It varies: I've seen return of erections from as soon as one month after radical prostatectomy to as long as two years. The usual time frame i give my patients is closer to the 1.5-2 year window. ...Read more

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How early after rad.Prostate sugery is safe to work on penial recovery?

How early after rad.Prostate sugery is safe to work on penial recovery?

May be...: There has been no magic timing to start ed-rehabilittion after prostatectomy for prostate cancer. But it's reasonable to start such as soon as the patient feels comfortable, usually after post-op catheter removal, probably 2 weeks after surgery. The options are using pde-5 inhibitors such as viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) or cilais, and / or penile pump device. Of course, individual difference among urologist. ...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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Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these can be discussed with your urologist. ...Read more

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For how long do you have to wear pull-ups after a partial prostate resection operation?

For how long do you have to wear pull-ups after a partial prostate resection operation?

Probably not need...: Removing blocking part of prostate by either TURP (resection) or PVP (laser) would very rarely cause urine leakage requiring the use of pull-ups. Of course, the likelihood to have urine leakage after these procedures is largely related with surgeon's skill. But, it does occur, most of cases will improve and resolve over time. For detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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How quickly after rad.prostate sugery is safe to work on penial recovery?

How quickly after rad.prostate sugery is safe to work on penial recovery?

Here are some ...: It's reasonable to start the efforts to help "restore" surgery-related ED as early as 4-6 weeks after uneventful radical prostatectomy - no complication. Over the past 10 yrs, the trend for such endeavor is as early as possible, but no one really knows the magic time to begin. So, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

Prognosis is good: Generally, after proper cancer surgery for stage i colon cancer, the prognosis is good and no adjuvant therapies are needed. ...Read more

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Having advanced prostate cancer and on hormone therapy. How long a wait till tumor shrinks to a workable size does 8 months sound ?

Having advanced  prostate  cancer  and  on  hormone therapy.  How  long  a wait  till  tumor  shrinks  to  a  workable size  does  8  months  sound ?

Prostate ca: What do you mean by workable size?The response to therapy-. In this case- hormonal therapy will be individually basis.Majority'll respond well and you can see this by following your psa as the level will go down.Now how long it will take to become normal- it varies, and will depend on the tumor burden.Some imaging like a bone scan or ct scan periodically can be used to monitor the response as well. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wear pull-ups after a partial prostate resection operation?

Usually not long: If you have some post procedural incontinence, then that should heal up after 4-6 weeks. If it lasts longer, then you need to see your urologist again. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

How long should a patient wait before starting chemotherapy and after the breast cancer surgery ?

12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read more

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After a breast cancer diagnosis, how long before the operation and/or treatment can start?

After a breast cancer diagnosis, how long before the operation and/or treatment can start?

Variable: This is a very common question and concern. It is highly variable. The tendency (for obvious reasons) is for most patients to want surgery/therapy immediately. However, one of the most important aspects of proper mgmt is to completely evaluate and stage the cancer...Which can prolong surgery/therapy a month or more. While unsettling, this has proven to ultimately improve the long term results. ...Read more

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How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

How soon can I try sex after prostate cancer surgery?

While your: Urologist may have another answer, if you can achieve an erection, you may attempt sexual intercourse. Do not anticipate an ejaculation (which is different from an orgasm), since the prostate makes the majority of the juice in an ejaculate, and your prostate is now gone. It's good you are thinking about sex which means your libido works. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please? How long will a person have lung pain after lung cancer surgery?

Help please? How long will a person have lung pain after lung cancer surgery?

Not at all: Pain is due to incisions, not the lung, which really has no feeling. In some patients, some degree of incisional pain can persist for months. ...Read more

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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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Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

How much time for PT: Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ? ANS: My assessment is that the PT person will do what is best for you as they know you best. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after surgery for a urethra diverticulum?

How long is recovery after surgery for a urethra diverticulum?

Depends upon surgery: Distal urethral diverticulum can be surgically corrected by a simple cut-back or marsulialization. Diverticulum higher up usually corrected by transvaginal surgery. Best to ask urologist or uro-gynecologist performing the surgery, but either way recovery should be about 2 - 3 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more