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    Old 06-12-2021, 07:01 AM   #1
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    how long to heal after biopsy?

    waiting on genomic tests results which hope to have within 1 to 2 weeks. doctor said prostate has to heal after tranperineal biopsy which was done 2 weeks ago. said something like 6 weeks or more to heal? Doctor indicated surgery highly likely. terrified C will spread in this time. MRI said no indication of spreading. but father says he feels like symptoms have gotten worse since biopsy and wants it all done as quickly as possible. this is an awful way to live, waiting and waiting.

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    Old 06-12-2021, 12:36 PM   #2
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    Re: how long to heal after biopsy?

    What is your biopsy results? A few weeks will make no difference. Decipher is just one indicator of trouble. MRI and biopsy tell the real truth of what needs to be done. Your doc is probably a surgeon and that is why recommend surgery. Make sure to do your due diligence. PC is a slow process bit the disease and getting treated. Hang in there. Denis
    65YO healthy man, PSA 5/17 4.6, MPMRI, 5/17 lesion. 13 core biopsy 3 positive 3+3 All cores less than 30% 8/17 - second opinion Yale (3+4) in one core, < 5%, decipher test shows intermediate risks. HDR BT completed 2/6/18. 5/3/18 3 month Post HDR BT PSA 1.3, 6 mo PSA 1.2. 1-year PSA 1.0, testosterone 475, 18 month PSA 0.4 Testosterone 524, 24 month PSA 0.4, 32 month PSA 0.4 Testosterone 391, 40 months PSA 0.3, Testosterone 630.

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    Old 06-12-2021, 01:32 PM   #3
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    Re: how long to heal after biopsy?

    Make sure that he gets multiple opinions by specialists who provide different treatments. The same percentages of men are having surgery or radiation, so radiologists should also be consulted.

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    Old 06-12-2021, 03:59 PM   #4
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    Re: how long to heal after biopsy?

    I waited two months between biopsy and RP. Had the same concern about the cancer spreading (mine had already spread anyway, but was concerned about it spreading MORE.) Doc said it wasn't an issue. He actually published a paper about it.
    40 years old
    09/20: Nodule found but not considered a problem. PSA 1.5.
    03/21: MRI: PIRADS 5, SV+, LN1. Biopsy: Gleason 9 (5+4). PSA still 1.5.
    05/21: RP performed. Final staging pT3a, LN1, M0. Negative margins. Gleason 9 (4+5). 4 positive nodes
    06/16/21: Started ADT - first Firmagon injection
    07/21/21: PSA 0.08. 2nd Firmagon injection. Started Zytiga.

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    Old 06-13-2021, 06:51 AM   #5
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    Re: how long to heal after biopsy?

    My UR waited 2 months after biopsy before placing my Fiducial markers and injecting the SpaceOar Gel. I was not concerned about the waiting time because my UR had already started Lupron. I waited another 2.5 weeks before starting IMRT.
    My biggest issue was the breakdown in communication between my medical providers and my Insurance Company to obtain Pre-Approval.
    T2a / Gleason Score 8 / PSA at Diagnosis 6.9 /
    1-5 aggressive score : 4
    12 cores= 4 positive
    NBS = Negative
    Pelvic CT= Negative
    Pelvic MRI= Negative
    Age at Diagnosis= 60-65 age group
    Completed 42 IMRT Sessions
    Lupron scheduled for 2 years [Started DEC 2019]

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