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Here's what happens to a CK'd prostate
Posted: Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:11 AM
Joined: 8/8/2010
Posts: 608

Here's the first histopathological analysis of prostate tissue following CK. They removed prostate tissue (TRUS) after the man developed urinary retention a year after treatment. Among other cellular changes, they found hypertrophy (enlargement of the cells), hyperplasia (cellular proliferation), glandular atrophy, and inflammation. There was no evidence of cancer, fibrosis or necrosis. It's only a single case, so we don't know if those changes are typical. I would not have expected the hyperplasia. I will certainly stick with my daily NSAID based on finding inflammation a year later.
Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 1:47 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4219

This may not be really representative, since this is the area that we deliberately spare somewhat in the dose to avoid injury to the urethra, but interesting information nonetheless


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
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Dr. J
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 3:43 AM
Joined: 10/11/2008
Posts: 1070

Hard to draw any conclusions from a single case but it's a start.


Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach
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