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I have prostate cancer: Do I have to wait 6 weeks to have my surgery?

One point that is debated among urologists is the time a patient has to wait between a prostate biopsy and surgery. While I was at Indiana my chairman taught me that time didn’t matter. The changes after a biopsy should not affect surgery after several days.
I took this with me to New Jersey and routinely perform robotic prostatetectomy within 6 weeks of biopsy. I havent had any problems with this and I have done surgery as soon as 2 weeks after biopsy. I would appreciate urologist or patient comments on this topic.
Evidence based medicine affirms my position: Urologists and epidemiologists from the University of Iowa have studied this topic.

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