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    Hello
    I am also from NJ and going to Memorial Sloan Kettering for a prostatectomy with Dr Ehdaie. You mentioned you were considering Sloan. Did you go there and can you give me any info on Dr Ehdaie? Thank,you Joe

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      Ejourneys

      Hi, Joe -- I think you're trying to reach someone else. I'm in FL (though originally from Brooklyn, not far from NJ). I wish you all the best of luck.

      5 months ago
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    Hi Bruce
    I will be having a prostatectomy with Dr Ehdaie at Memorial Sloan Kettering like you did. Did you use Dr Ehdaie or know anything about him? Mt hand you. Joe

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      BruceG

      Hi Joe. Dr Vincent Laudone was my surgeon. I do not know anything about him, but I found all of the staff there very skilled and very compassionate. While you can't choose cancer, you can choose what you do about it and where you do it. You picked the right place. When is the date of you procedure?

      5 months ago
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      Hi Bruce,
      I am going to the Josie Robertson Center on November 8th for the surgery. You probably know this already, it is Sloans newest place for prostate surgery. I asked for Dr Laudone at first but was told he only takes surgical patients. So I researched more and found Dr Ehdaie to have a great rating. He did my biopsy and never felt a thing he was great! I asked about going to Dr Laudone but was told no need because this Dr Ehdaie was a great surgeon. I agreed to stay with him. Not sure if I wanted to change now if I could.
      Wish I could find out how many prostatectomies Dr Ehdaie has done.
      Thank You so much for responding,
      Joe

      5 months ago
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      BruceG

      I'm sure Dr Ehdair will do great by you. Feel free to ask about his experience. I asked Dr Laudone questions such how many of these procedures has he done, how many in a year, how many had positive margins, all that stuff. He was very wiling to share. Put my mind at ease. I also liked that he was there from start to finish - not leaving tidying up to someone else. I see from your journey that it hasn't been an easy one. God speed my friend.

      5 months ago
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    Hello! We hope you're doing well. We have a partner that is looking for people that would be willing to share their experience with prostate cancer with others. They are looking for people that would like to help others by sharing their story speaking to groups of people about it. Others that have had this opportunity report that they thoroughly enjoy it.

    If you think this is something you would like to do, just click this link>> https://www.research.net/r/BMWXTJL , and answer a few questions to see if you would qualify for this.

    If you have any questions, you can email me at greg @ whatnext . com as always, thanks for being with us here at WhatNext!

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      JoeTEMT

      Hi Greg,
      I am going,for a prostate biopsy at Sloan in NYC on September 8th. My PSA became a 14 and the 4K test came back with a 47%chance. The MRI showed some thicker areas that they weren't sure if was tumor or nodules. So the biopsy! That's where I am at with the prostate.
      As I've said I am a survivor of massive head and neck cancer with reconstruction and radiation! I am now cancer free and have a great quality of life! I would be glad to share my experiences with anyone that I might make feel better. I am a retired school teacher and presently work in emergency medicine teaching at a major trauma center in NJ.
      Thanks. Joe

      6 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      That's great Joe, did you go through the qualifier to see if you would qualify? I hope you can, this will be some fun stuff. I never qualify for these things, never my type of cancer.

      6 months ago
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      JoeTEMT

      I looked and it said prostate cancer! As I said I am just starting the prostate journey! I can speak volumes on head and neck cancer! If there is a qualifier for head and neck can you please advise me? Thank you for the great work you do!
      Joe

      6 months ago