Mark launched his YouTube channel called Mark’s Experience with Prostate Cancer last November to document his path as he underwent surgery for his stage two prostate cancer. Living in Miami, he moved to New York to be treated by the specialist Dr. David Samadi. Seven months later, he talks about life after prostate cancer surgery and the side effects of it.
Due to the stage two prostate cancer, Mark underwent a prostatectomy, a common surgery used to remove the prostate and he is now living cancer-free. “It’s seven months after my prostate cancer surgery, and my body is back to the way it was! I have full continence and full erectile function,” Mark explains in the video diary created to document the experience and help other men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
While he is happy with the results, potential risks associated with a prostatectomy include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding from the surgery, blood clots in the legs or lungs, damage to nearby organs, infections at the surgery site, urinary incontinence (being unable to control urine), and erectile dysfunction (impotence; problems getting or keeping erections). Despite being cancer-free, Mark continues to regularly visit his physician Dr. David Samadi to ensure that he is cancer-free for life.
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