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fishon posted an update 18 hours, 43 minutes ago

Questions….I had a Turp 1 1/2 years ago. After being home a week my Doc calls me up and tells me I have PC…I am 57 white male with no PC history in my family….Doc says it is 3+3= 6 Gleason score…he said the report said a very small amount of low grade cancer, almost indolent…..Scared to death I asked what do we do…..so waited two…

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Sam Collins replied to the topic Recovery After Treatment in the forum Treatment 22 hours, 46 minutes ago

Hello all, I have a question! Has anyone that has had stage4 advanced prostate cancer for many years. 13 1/2 years for me, had their PSA go to 0 for a year? Mine went to my lymph nodes and then to my bones ( base of my skull ). After radiation to my skull and a follow-up with true beam radiation. It started dropping and went to 0 and. Has…

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ninaw answered a question 23 hours, 39 minutes ago

Adding a comment from a Facebook community member here about treatment choices. Of course, we always add that everyone reacts differently:

“If you end up deciding to treat it, check out Cyberknife. It is highly effective, minimally invasive, minimal side effects compared to other treatments. Most physicians will not recommend it, because only…

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JoBu commented a story 1 day, 17 hours ago

Hello Oshrunner,
From your whirlwind experience of suspecting a problem, having multiple tests, choosing treatment and scheduling surgery I’m sure your head is spinning. I spaced that process out over 18 months and felt overwhelmed at times. The encouragement I can give you is that I felt better the day of my surgery than I had in weeks leading…

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Richard Faust posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

Thanks for sharing your story Stan. Glad you are doing so well. I think your story offers a lot beyond even the humor and attitude. You’re an example of fortitude, the value of taking care of oneself through treatment, and adaptability with changing circumstances. It can’t have been easy to have gone in for a prostatectomy and come out with a…

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Richard Faust commented a story 2 days, 22 hours ago

Hi sdemick. Just to follow up on Chuck’s comment on knowing when to look for a new doctor. My wife, Kelly, writes for one of our sister-sites (she was diagnosed with idiopathic juvenile arthritis at two years old). She wrote an article looking at signs that you may want to dump a doctor. Major problems include not being able to handle paperwork,…

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stan posted an update 3 days, 16 hours ago

I was diagnosed in Dec 2017. PSA was 12.5 and Gleason was 9. Surgery was on Feb 2018 to remove my prostate. They found a very rare cell along with the normal cancer cell. It had attached to the bladder and rectum. Surgery lasted almost 12 hours and I was the proud owner of a double ostomy. After 30 radiation treatments and 6 chemo treatments I was…

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Chuckcole posted a new activity comment 5 days, 21 hours ago

Hi Mark, I’ve been fighting prostate cancer for the last three and a half years and had radiation done to. The cancer got down in my pelvic area in my hip area where I needed radiation. Two and a half weeks on the right in 45 minutes on the left. That one did hurt. I am so sorry about the loss of your wife. I bet you she was just a lovely woman…

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Chuckcole commented on the post, To The Woman I Love 1 week ago

Dr Who, I got my news about my stage 4 Gleason scale 10 at the hospital where they cat scanned me and took blood. All I thought about was my wife. What is she going to think of me? I’ve been at it for three and a half years and still getting treatments. Your wife being a caregiver for you is she is going to be stronger than you ever could imagine.…

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Chuckcole commented on the post, To The Woman I Love 1 week ago

Todd, I got diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer Gleason scale 10 which means it’s totally the shock that came to me was unbearable. I was thinking about my wife of 39 years. How is this going to affect our passion for life? in the beginning it wasn’t so bad then it got worse to a point where I could barely walk. My depression got so bad because…