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Compared to what women go through for a pelvic exam plus putting up with a host of cold metal instruments, the male DRE is simple.And this one finger test can typically be done in a minute or so.
Thank you so much for responding and the positive feedback. I agree with everything you have said. It is up to the individual to decide what treatment they want and when.
Thank you for having the courage to share your condition and feelings, @brain2. There’s a lot of hope in the replies of the other moderators, all of whom have had a personal experience with prostate cancer, who have responded to your post. Please continue to share your journey with us. As has been already written, you’re not alone.
I read what you wrote and I had to read it a few times because it is not so cut and dry. Sex is everywhere and we have to deal with it the way we want. I would not let my kids watch somethings until they got older and my grand kids are the same.
Update – Urination continues to improve, albeit slowly. A few days ago, I had some instances where urge was very strong and did not “give a lot of notice”. Another thing that I have noticed is that when my bowels are full and close to needing to have a bowel movement the increased size of the prostate (due to the swelling from the FLA) means the r…
Hi @brain2 … Congratulations on your post and welcome to the power of sharing on prostate cancer.net
A fact to remember about prostate cancer – it does not care how you feel today or how well or poorly educated you are. It does not care about you social status or how much money you have in the bank. This disease impacts the famous and not s…
One of the issues with prostate cancer is the fact that it exhibits few to no symptoms in its early stages. As the disease makes progress it becomes more difficult to treat or cure. Natural supplements have been around for a long time and many have great faith in such approaches. Personally I was taking several supplements prior to moving in a…
Hi tome. I wanted to share with you this response from our contributor Len to a posting of your story on our Facebook page:
“Tome, I am stunned that your PSA went from a 2.5 to a 17 over any period of time before a biopsy was done. That is insane. (Mine went from 0.6 to a 1.0 in a year and then 2.0 in 6 months and a 2.7 six months after that.…
Thank you johnp! I’m so glad to hear your story. It truly gives me some hope!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your response. Seeing the words, “ you are not alone” brings me to tears and gives me comfort!
Fortunately I had my surgery just before being laid off from my 20+ year job. Wow what a roller coaster it has been for me! I keep it all to myself and feel like I’m going to implode. I don’t share any of…
Things do change following surgery and any minor issues that existed prior to surgery can be magnified afterward. I have fellow who calls me from FL and is in a similar situation to your own.
Nick you really raise some great points in this article. As part of my mission to educate men about prostate cancer I volunteer at 2 local hospitals. In some cases I am meeting with men who just have questions about prostate cancer. At other times I am meeting with men who are about to undergo or who are considering active surveillance, surgery…
Hi loann … Having been through 6 months of hormone therapy I certainly understand that it is not easy to deal with the side effects. In addition to physical challenges like hot flashes, night sweats and weight gain the treatment made a significant impact on my emotional wellbeing and outlook .