Nov 17, 2012 - 8:33 pm
My urolgist is recommending removal of prostate but warned me that he might not be able to remove lymph nodes because I had a double hernia repair that included insertion of mesh. I obtained a second opinion where the urologist said the mesh would present no problem. Both urologists use the robot DaVinci procedure (both agreed my nerves may be severed if stuck to the prostate. I am also considering radiation with the seeds. I have 3 Gleason scores of 3 +4 and 5 cells that are 3 + 3. The malignant cells include several that are very near the lining on the bottom part of the prostate. The radiologist warned me that because of the location of those cells, it is possible that I could need radiation after surgery, perhaps as early as one year later. Any thoughts regarding the conflicting opinions on the mesh as an obstacle to removal of the lymph nodes? Has anyone experienced this issue? Thank you.