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  • #302

    ninaw
    Keymaster

    Treatment choices are very personal and the result of hundreds of important considerations. Share your experiences with prostate cancer treatment.

  • #734

    Janelle
    Participant

    I’m looking forward to learning all the different treatment options and the communities experience with them.

  • #885

    Al DiPierno
    Moderator

    When I was diagnosed with PC, I was still rather young (54). My PSA was 7.0 and my Gleason Score was 7 (4+3). I investigated a number of treatment options from Radical and Robotic Assisted Surgery, Radiation and (although it was relatively new), Proton Therapy.

    My decision to have Robotic Assisted Surgery was based on the fact that I wanted the cancer removed from my body. Being an engineer, I was sold on the technology. The surgical risks were minimal along with a short recovery. It was also important to have the nerve sparing technique to help maintain sexual function.

    Although my cancer has returned, I think I made the correct choice for where I was at that time. If you decide to do surgery, Robotic or Radical Retropubic, make sure you do your homework on the surgeon. Better to go to a “Center of Excellence” such as John Hopkins or Sloan Kettering (if possible). I went to Fox Chase in Philadelphia. Look for an experienced surgeon.

    • #887

      ninaw
      Keymaster

      Thanks for sharing your treatment experience with the community, Al! Always appreciate hearing the experiences of those who’ve been through it. I’m sorry your cancer has returned. Keep us posted on further treatment. It sounds like you’ve got a good sense for wading through the options.

      Best,
      Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

  • #1181

    JoeMurphy
    Participant

    Radiology team was excellent .44 radiation all went well . My hormonal therapy is going well . I feel good that I’ve been able to keep working . My medical oncologist needs to go . My last appointment she had no paperwork she took no notes iand forgot to fill my prescriptions 🤬. Thank god for my radiology doctor . Have a great day .🌞

    • #1182

      Christine.F
      Moderator

      JoeMurphy thank you for sharing your treatment experiences with the community! Glad to hear you had a good experience with your radiology team. I am sorry to hear about your oncologist. It is important you feel comfortable with your doctors. If you haven’t already, perhaps you can look for another oncologist you are more comfortable with? We are here for you! Best, Christine, ProstateCancer.net Team Member

    • #1183

      JoeMurphy
      Participant

      Thank you 😊 got my psa this morning 0.09 🎉👍

    • #1186

      ninaw
      Keymaster

      That’s great news, Joe! Congrats! – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

    • #1189

      JoeMurphy
      Participant

      Thank you 😊 every one ☝️ is great 👍 this site makes me happy

  • #1206

    JoeMurphy
    Participant

    I am having some knee pain often on .I know it’s a side effect of the drug. Does anyone have ideas how to make it less . I’m trying not to take any kind of pain medicine like Tylenol

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