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I want to know treatment option for paraplegia.
Yes Doctor he has been paralyzed for about two weeks now. the urologist said it was as a result of his prostate cancer. He had his organs removed but said he might not walk again. I am seeking a second opinion regarding treatment options
Yes that was what the urologist said. What i want to know is treatment option for this medical condition
Please can you explain what you mean by physical therapy. I did state on my earlier post that he had his organs removed to stop further spread of teh cancer
This is Dr. David
physical therapy is not the treatment for paralysis caused by prostate cancer spread to the spine causing paralysis.
this is called a spinal cord compression and radiation therapy and steroid therapy are needed for this.
you need to get your father to see a radiation oncology doctor as soon as possible
and high dose dexamethasone steroid therapy are needed as soon as possible to decrease swelling to the spinal cord.
this is a cancer emergency when cancer causes paralysis like this.
and needs to be treated right away with radiation therapy.
Dear Dr. David.
below is the summary of pathologist report..
Macroscopy.. Specimen consists of multiple large greyish white tissue cores, all of which were processed.Microscopy... Section show a malignant and infiltrative lesion composed of atypical densely staining epithelial cells with hyperchromatic nuceli forming mainly architecturally malignant glands devoid of myoepithelial cell linings wit some areas showing cribriform of sheet-like patterns wit poor gland formation while invading the surrounding tissues
Diagnosis..poorly differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma of the prostate/ gleason score 4 + 3 = 7.
I hope this can you further understand the condition
Dear Dr. David,
Many thanks for the insightful information. I have gained proper enlightenment based on the information provided. Please be patient with me as just troubled by the fact that i have a father who lies helplessly with no information regarding his condition.
Kindly shed more light on this sentence ''and so when the cancer grows large enough, it can grow and press on nerves in the spinal canal''
I was made to understand that cancer had eaten away his nerves and it is irreversible. By pressing do you mean there is hope of his regaining his movement?