My dad has been diagnosed with locally advanced T3b PCa and is currently on hormone therapy (zoladex). He will be commencing a 7.5 week course of radiotherapy (5 days a week) but, first, the Oncologist thinks TURP surgery will be beneficial to ease the problems with his waterworks before blasting his prostate with radio. During an initial flow test the hospital letter states:
"His Qmax in clinic was 5mls/sec with an average of 4mls/sec on a 289mls void with a post void residual of 244mls. His TRUS biopsy volume was recorded as 37cc."
I think this means he is getting rid of just over half of the volume of urine when passing water and retaining the rest? I know he is rather nervous about the surgery and wondered if anyone who had been through the procedure might share their experience? How long was recovery? Did you experience any complications? I know the Oncologist wants his waterworks to have settled down after surgery before commencing radio. His urology appointment is scheduled for mid August (so we were informed today after turning up at today's urology appointment to be told it had been cancelled - 32 mile round trip!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr :-(
On a seperate note, he has a meeting tomorrow with the Oncologist and clinical trial nurse as he's put himself forward for the Stampede trial (metformin).