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doug posted a new activity comment 1 day, 9 hours ago

Hi @Redbank,

I understand where you’re coming from and your concern with bone density. I too was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer (Oct 2017) and went through six cycles of docetaxel and I take a Lupron shot every three months. I was lucky enough to find a clincial trial that would pay for a dexascan, which is used to measure bone desnsity.…

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RedBank posted an update 3 days, 11 hours ago

I’m feeling pretty sore today,been thru alot over the past year dx 2017 stage four gleason 9-10 had radical prostectomy found that it had spread to lymphnodes and lung .I have had 6 rounds of doxataxle? ,lupron, casodex,prednisone and oxycontin for pain.PSA is holding steady at 0.05 and I’m hopeful that it stays that way.I am worried about bone…

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Will Jones posted a new activity comment 5 days, 15 hours ago

Hi @TomC, Best wishes for a successful surgery and high hopes for good biopsy results. I had surgery in April of this year and my PSA has been virtually undetectable since then. It can be a frustrating journey, but it sounds like you have a good plan in place. Will Jones ProstateCancer.net Moderator

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Will Jones replied to the topic Does prostate cancer ever piss you off? in the forum General Discussions 5 days, 15 hours ago

Hi @monacobill, I empathize with your uncertainty, fear and frustration. I was diagnosed in March of 2017 (PSA 7.1, Gleason 3+3, cancer in 10 of 12 core samples), and after a year of active surveillance I chose to have surgery when my PSA went up to 8.3 and I was tiring of having cancer on my mind all the time. My family agreed with my decision.…

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ninaw replied to the topic Does prostate cancer ever piss you off? in the forum General Discussions 6 days, 11 hours ago

Dear @MonacoBill, you’ve got a lot to be “pissed off” about! It sounds like there are many mixed signals coming at you both – aggressive, but slow moving; a large mass, but initially undetectable. You’re not alone in this feeling, we often hear it from community members. It seems especially common for caregivers to feel this anger, because you…

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MonacoBill replied to the topic Does prostate cancer ever piss you off? in the forum General Discussions 6 days, 13 hours ago

Yes
Note — it’s my husband, obviously, who was diagnosed, but I spend all my time reading through everything and filtering it for him. It’s not that he’s stupid, not by any means. I worked in health care and around the terminology for 30+ years. The “doctor-speak” can be overwhelming
I go back and forth between “we can beat this, no problem!” to…