With surgery there is a very small risk of spread of the cancer as https://prostatecancerin...-spread-prostate-cancer/
The subject was also raise in another thread - Posted 20 May 2017 13:30:00
As my profile shows I opted for different meds rather than a Turps to avoid any risk of spread. This was thought to be the reason why one member, who sadly is no longer with us, came out of remission.
Did you answer a serious of questions re waterworks—as the total score can be of more importance than one or two low scores. Have you had a flow test—did that show retaining too much water even though you might feel like bladder is empty?
If via NHS they don’t spend monies lightly so can’t see them offering it if not needed but as first paragraph shows we each make choices
Good luck on your PCa journey
Posted 21 May 2017 02:25:35
If you are thinking of the same much missed member as me, he had two turps and it may have been coincidental but this did seem to raise the rise in his PSA and I did wonder at the time whether without these the rise would have been so steep. Also, he choose his own parameters on the PSA levels to start IHT and to come off it rather than what his onco recommended. But as he used to say "Life is for Living" and he had 15 years from diagnosis.
There has to be a risk, albeit a small one, that a Turp, biopsy or Prostatectomy may in the process cause some cancerous cells to be released in the process.