How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse After Your Prostatectomy

How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse After Your Prostatectomy
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly half of all men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S. choose surgery. A study published in the journal Research and Reports in Urology found that the rate of prostatectomy-related regret increases over time, with up to 47 percent of men reporting regret five years after surgery. My favorite article about regretting prostate surgery is titled, "I Want My Prostate Back." I suspect most men who've had prostate surgery can relate to the following paragraph from that article: "Now, almost 2 years later, I'm not going to say, 'thank god they caught it in time ... I'm so blessed, each new morning is a miracle...Blah blah blah blah.' No, what I'm thinking is more along the lines of: I want my prostate back." I've spent some time wishing I had my prostate back. Did you? Multiple reasons explain why a significant number of men who choose robotic surgery experience buyer's remorse. The first source of buyer's remorse comes from believing exaggerated and unsubstantiated claims. A 2011 study by Johns Hopkins School of Med
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Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the award winning book I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? His second book Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards in Men's Health in 2016. Additionally, the book was a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

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  1. Van says:

    DR ROEHRBORN ADVISED PROSTRATE SURGERY AND STATED URINARY CONTROL WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.. CONTROL WOULD RETURN AFTER SURGERY HEALING.. READING THIS ARTICLE I AM WORRIED AND WHAT IS ANOTHER ROUTE FOR STAGE 4 SURGERY IS SCHEDULED FOREND OF OCTOBER.

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