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Good evening everyone!

My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June of 2020 and was frightened to hear numerous urologist say they couldn’t help because of the J-Pouch (they were scared they might puncture the J-Pouch during prostate removal surgery and wanted no parts of that).

A few urologist encouraged radiation, but after speaking with his jpouch surgeon, the surgeon said there were many dangers with radiation as the pouch more than likely would be damaged and may not function as a result!

We felt doomed and hopeless until we found a few doctors who had successfully performed radical prostatectomies in J-Pouch patients! I’ll list them below:

Dr. Jeffrey Karnes (Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN) Ph: 507-266-3066

Dr. John W Davis (MD Anderson - Houston, TX) Ph: 713-792-3250 | Ph: 713-745-7575

Dr. Eric A. Klein (Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH) Ph: 216-444-5598

We decided to go with Dr. Karnes at the Mayo Clinic and had a GREAT experience! Everything was first class and top notch! I’m SUPER thankful to say my father’s updated PSA 3 months after surgery was <.1 which means he is in fact CANCER FREE (thank God)! His original PSA pre-surgery was 24!!!

Hearing multiple doctors say they couldn’t help demoralizing, but there are doctors out there who can help! Keep the faith!

-Mike

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@MikeEJ34 posted:

THANKS A BUNCH! Yes, all glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!

My father was 60 when he got the diagnosis and turned 61 a few months later!

Thank-you for posting your dad's age, a lot of people say not to bother relying on PSA numbers after a certain age, but as you can see; Prostate cancer can show up at any age. I am soo happy your father is okay

Do you have a pouch too???

@MikeEJ34 posted:

Absolutely!! I found a few encouraging posts on here when I was doing research! I’m sure someone will find the info and use it to save their loved one’s life in the future!



I don’t have a pouch, but I’m thankful my dad was able to get one to ease his colitis!

That is pretty cool! I love that you are on here spreading helpful info! Is your dad on here too???

You must be your dad's caregiver huh?

I am happy you did not get Colitis; IBD is hereditary

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