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Q: if you do the green light surgery is there a chance it will come back and you have to redo a few years later

What i mean is .After we have the surgery will the prostate grow again and i'd have to do the green light surgery again
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Jay Motola, Health Pro
2/ 5/13 5:23pm

Prostate regrowth can occur after a green light prosatectomy or after a TURP.

It is estimated that about 10-15% of patients may experience regrowth great enough to warrant a repeat procedure during their lifetime. Factors contributing to this are obviously the age at the time that the prostatectomy occurs, how big the prostate was originally, and how agressively the prostate was treated.

 

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By Gene, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/05/13, First Published: 10/02/12