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mike50
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What seems to be the normal time from biopsy to surgery

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kalar7856
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Joined: Sep 2004

Hi Mike50,

My time was 3 weeks if that helps..

Ron

fcatroneo
Posts: 89
Joined: Jan 2007

It normally depends your gleason score. My gleason score was 6. I was told I did not have to rush into surgery. I took my time and interviewed 7 doctors and 4 procedures. It was approximately 3 months before I had my surgery. I had my surgery on 12/27 and I am feeling fine. No incontinence issues or ED issues. There is a cure to this disease. Good Luck

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bkoenig
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Joined: Feb 2007

I took sometime to pick the treatment and the Dr. I wanted and also looked at going to the Mayo but stayed local. I took about 6 weeks.
Bob

lardog
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Joined: May 2006

Mike50

There is several articles on the internet and per conversations with most Doctors the recommended wait time after biopsy is a min of 6 to 8 weeks. This allows time for the prostrate to heal and prevent any contamination to other cells during the removal process. That is also why the robotic procedure the prostrate is encapuslated into a bag before it is removed from the area. Lardog

Bamfam
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Joined: Jan 2007

Mike -- my doc said 6 weeks

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