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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About External Beam Radiation Treatments

    Hi everyone, The new sticky regarding what people should know & ask about prior to undergoing surgery for prostate cancer will hopefully help new...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 07-24-2013 09:11 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About Da Vinci surgery

    This is dedicated to our future Da Vinci friends (Such as Ralph P)... In no particular order, most of this stuff was probably mentioned or I read...

    Started by ddayglo, 07-22-2013 12:18 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About HT

    Probably a good idea to have a sticky on HT since we have them on other treatments. I looked to see if there was an old HT sticky from the past (I...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 07-20-2014 09:55 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About About Prostate Biopsy

    Did not find a post about "What I Wish I Knew About Prostate Biopsies" before I had one. If there is one, can anyone direct me to it. If not, would...

    Started by glr3, 04-10-2014 03:13 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About ED

    I had the unfortunate experience of being diagnosed with PC just a month after my wife (of 31 years) asked me for a divorce. We had sex issues, but...

    Started by Race, 08-11-2013 07:57 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Mayo Kegel Instructions

    I'm currently starting my packing for Saturday morning when my Mother & I make our annual drive to Mayo for our general physicals, and for my 3rd...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 09-25-2014 05:50 AM
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    09-25-2014 06:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About Active Surveillance

    Ddayglo had a great idea and suggested that I add this to the stickies. Since we're currently listing important things to know before various...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 08-07-2013 05:47 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: What I Need to Know About Brachy Therapy

    Hi everyone, The new sticky regarding what people should know & ask about prior to undergoing surgery for prostate cancer will hopefully help new...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 07-24-2013 09:09 AM
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    07-30-2013 06:29 AM Go to last post
  1. Music To My Ears!!!!

    5 weeks tomorrow on the other side of robotic prostatectomy....but today was the day I had waited for....had my first follow-up visit with urology...

    Started by jtownstumpjumper, Today 12:11 AM
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  2. Tested positive on Biopsy. What next?

    I'm 63 year old male. I weigh 370 lbs and just found out I have Prostate cancer.:( My biopsy came back with 4+4=8 80% of tissue cancer in only 1...

    Started by Bill721, 12-13-2014 03:30 AM
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  3. What's the % chance of PC

    Hi All First post here, had a couple of PSA results of 10.3 & 8.3 a week later so GP sent me to Specialist which he decided to do TRUS...

    Started by Ian1967, 12-10-2014 02:46 AM
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  4. MRI results

    AMri results, then visit with surgeon for results... One lesion noted, same place as one of the three biopsy cores, surgeon says it was consistent...

    Started by Pratoman, 12-16-2014 11:06 PM
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    Today 02:30 AM Go to last post
  5. New patient in the box

    Never did I think I'd need such a site! One of eleven siblings in a healthy family with zero cancer aside from minor skin stuff. Recently had a...

    Started by creekrat, 12-14-2014 02:34 PM
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  6. Keep that pomegranate juice flowing

    Had my latest physical this Dec. where the PSA was down to 3.49. It had been constantly rising since April 25, 2013. Started drinking pomegranate...

    Started by 35coupe, 12-15-2014 04:18 PM
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  7. Two Years Post Robotic - Life Gets Better

    Two years after robotic surgery life is getting better! Iím still a zero, continent and with a little help from the blue pill, able to have a...

    Started by NYC GMAN, 12-10-2014 08:54 PM
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    Yesterday 09:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Biopsy Positive

    I received my biopsy results today and although positive, seem quite hopeful. I had 3/12 cores test positive Ė all were 3+3 Gleason Score with one...

    Started by trinity3, 11-26-2014 06:43 PM
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    Yesterday 09:27 PM Go to last post
  9. 4+3 for me...

    Hello I've been recently diagnosed, and told to hurry things along. Both the surgeon and rad oncologist recommend radiation in my case. I don't...

    Started by Radio Active, 11-11-2014 10:15 PM
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  10. Moved: Good news

    Hi All Finally recieved results after visit to urologist. Turns out I have high grade PIN but after a lot of reading it doesn't...

    Started by Ian1967, Yesterday 07:47 PM
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  11. Is it prostate cancer?

    My husband is 62. Over the last year his psa has been slowly rising. He went back in May and his number was 7.4 and the dre showed a very small bump....

    Started by VickieKay, 11-12-2014 02:37 AM
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  12. Advice or comments on my treatment choice

    Hello all, from a nervous Swede.. I am rather new to this and would highly appreciate some advice. I had a high PSA/low free PSA quota identified...

    Started by Wilde, 12-08-2014 08:33 PM
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  13. Hormone therapy underway

    Had the first of two Degarelix hormone therapy injections on Tuesday the 16th. Some pain in the belly area at the injection site but bearable. Four...

    Started by creekrat, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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  14. Psa undetectable 7 months post RP !!

    Well 7 months now has gone since my DaVinci RP. PSA still undetectable so i'm really happy. Been pad free for around 4 months now but still have the...

    Started by Shittingbricks, 12-15-2014 10:08 PM
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    Yesterday 09:59 AM Go to last post
  15. Post Newbie--26 days on the other side!!!!!

    New to the forum and 26 days post robotic prostate surgery.....learning to have patience is difficult when things seem to be going good....will have...

    Started by jtownstumpjumper, 12-10-2014 03:30 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday 05:36 AM Go to last post
  16. It will be 6 weeks post open prostatectomy this Wednesday

    I couldn't wait till Wednesday to write this, but this Wednesday will be 6 weeks since my open radical prostatectomy. It' seems like it has been...

    Started by lzicc, 12-15-2014 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-16-2014 10:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Image Guided Radiation Therapy - week by week

    I did not see anything like this on here while I was trying to figure out what therapy to use. So I decided to do this. i will a a short post each...

    Started by bobkeenan, 11-03-2014 05:58 PM
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    12-16-2014 01:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Brachy thearapy time to nadir

    Have researched the topic of outcomes for fast PSA drops to nadir vs slow drops. There is a lot of conflicting reports. Some say a fast drop is...

    Started by Browntrout, 12-16-2014 04:15 AM
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    12-16-2014 04:54 AM Go to last post
  19. biopsy

    I was suppose to get a prostate biopsy today but after waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes past my appointment and sitting on the table in the nude for...

    Started by lostsoul65, 12-12-2014 06:24 AM
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  20. PSA number on a steep rise

    In Nov of 2012 first PSA at age 50 8.46 Dec 2012 Neg biopsy May 2013 PSA 9.92 June 2012 Neg biopsy Aug 2013 Total PSA 7.94, Free PSA .53, %Free...

    Started by SCpen, 12-01-2014 11:47 PM
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    12-16-2014 12:38 AM Go to last post
  21. Surgery vs Brachy

    Struggling with this decision. G 6 3/12 cores positive, one or two (not sure) in right apex, all pos cores on 1 side. Age64, good physical condition....

    Started by Pratoman, 12-13-2014 02:28 PM
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  22. Ok, the leakage is starting to irritate me

    I've had the catheter out 4 days ago and the leakage is starting to annoy me. :( I know I'm asking allot right now, but I was hoping it wouldn't be...

    Started by lzicc, 11-23-2014 02:38 AM
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  23. Genome test for Prostate CA after RP in 2009

    I had a RP in 2009, the PSA started climbing and I underwent 41 radiation treatments that ended in Aug 2013. My PSA is climbing, yet again, to 0.7...

    Started by thinders1951, 12-15-2014 02:36 AM
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  24. Surgery behind me now

    Nine days post opp, just had cath removed yesterday. Glad to be rid of that ball and chain . Now on to the next battle of trying to be continent ....

    Started by 70stealth502, 12-11-2014 09:52 PM
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    12-14-2014 11:28 PM Go to last post
  25. neuropathy

    My husband had taxotere which worked great but is suffering from chemo- induced peripheral neuropathy in his feet, has anyone else experienced this?

    Started by crablad, 12-13-2014 05:56 PM
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  26. Rising PSA after surgery and radiation

    Iniatially diagnosed November 2013 with PSA 70. Surgery was January 2014, post surgery PSA 1.1. Had 39 sessions of radiation ending in July 2014. ...

    Started by Rick63, 12-10-2014 10:09 PM
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  27. Gleason 7, Tertiary Pattern Grade 5 Post - RRP

    Diagnosed with PCa with 2 cores of the 10 positive ones showing Gleason 7 (4+3). PSA 7.5. RRP in August this year. There was involvement of 1...

    Started by Martin Rotter, 12-13-2014 05:01 AM
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  28. Decisions, decisions. Surgery or remain on AS with Gleason 3+4

    Hi all. I've been lurking here for several months off and on and thought I would step forward and share my story. First I would like to say I'm...

    Started by NightHiker, 11-29-2014 08:30 PM
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  29. Post Choosing Surgeon in NYC

    My husband was recently diagnosed with PC and after meetings with doctors and looking at options he has decided on robotic surgery. We are...

    Started by ruby42, 11-15-2014 03:29 PM
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  30. Xtandi and Zytiga

    Or Enzalutamide and Abiraterone I am currently doing Chemotheraphy (Docetaxel/Taxotere) Started 26 June 2014 ..... weekly treatments, 19 to...

    Started by cy7, 12-11-2014 09:14 PM
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  31. Ramblings first week post Catheter

    So Iím a little more than 1 week post catheter now. Think Iím making progress. Some random observations: Dr. prescribed antibiotics when my...

    Started by Wheelar, 12-04-2014 12:12 PM
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  32. Rising PSA levels what to prepare for

    Hello! I am new to this forum and am hoping for additional knowledge and possibly peace of mind. My dad (age 57) has a PSA that rose from...

    Started by stark678, 11-10-2014 05:44 PM
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  33. PSA rise after SRT are there tests to track down where the rising PSA is "lurking"

    RP in 2009, SRT in 2013, and now my PSA is creeping upwards. 0.2 October 8, 2013 <----first PSA 2 mo post SRT 0.3 April 7, 2014 0.5 September 2,...

    Started by thinders1951, 12-08-2014 11:59 PM
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  34. Recent diagnosis - Gleason score 9

    My husband was just diagnosed last week with PC. Gleason score: 9, age 61 Biopsy left lobe 5 out of 6 positive 4/4, 4/5. All 25-75%. PSA last...

    Started by Hadley, 11-21-2014 02:43 AM
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  35. PSA .01 Whaaa Hooo!

    Well I got good news yesterday as my PSA 5 months post surgery was .01. :grin: Everything seems to be working fine. Hope everyone is well! Fred

    Started by Webheadfred, 12-09-2014 04:42 PM
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  36. Symptoms - Pre and Post-Surgery

    Wondering if you all could provide some information on your physical symptoms prior to your DX, surgery, etc. My husband is very uncomfortable,...

    Started by BJW113, 12-05-2014 08:25 PM
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    12-09-2014 03:58 PM Go to last post
  37. Nerve sparing and psa after rp !!!!!!

    Can nerve sparing cause psa to become detectable ( with ultra sensitve assay ) or rise after prostate surgery ?

    Started by LILDOG, 12-08-2014 09:04 PM
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  38. Prostate cancer with liver mets, need a PD-1 trial...

    My Father was diagnosed 7 years ago now - Gleason 9, PSA 5, Stage IV - he's had bone mets for 1.5 years and is mCRPC. He has never shown any signs of...

    Started by gjune, 12-05-2014 05:09 AM
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  39. Want the real expectation for Prostate removal

    I am 48 years old and for the last 5 years I have had only prescribed testosterone injections because my body quit producing it naturally. I was...

    Started by Bowlrmike2, 12-08-2014 05:10 AM
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    12-09-2014 12:25 AM Go to last post
  40. Choosing Surgeon in Honolulu or Las Vegas?

    I was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer (Gleason 6, PSA 5.8, 1 of 12 cores had cancer and that core show only 5%) so I am somewhat fortunate...

    Started by weballoon, 12-08-2014 02:41 AM
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  41. Interesting radio ads by Joe Torre, regarding AS

    Just in the last few days I've been hearing ads on the radio featuring Joe Torre (former Yankees coach) Years ago, he was in the news because of...

    Started by Otago, 09-16-2014 05:55 PM
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    12-08-2014 06:05 PM Go to last post
  42. Sudden increase in PSA by 150%during 3 month- orchiectomy done (3 Yrs ago)

    Age of my Father as on date-60 Weight : 59 kg (increase during last 3 yrs. by 4 kg) Biopsy done Dec-11- Metastatic prostate cancer (spread to...

    Started by caganeshbhatia, 12-01-2014 01:23 PM
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  43. First time diagnosis with Prostate Cancer

    Well, no one wants to get a phone call from their Urologist at 5:00PM, not expecting this until some time Wednesday of the next week, but I did get...

    Started by Paul 380, 12-07-2014 01:06 AM
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  44. Question PSA creeping up after Da Vinci surgery

    1 month after surgery 0.06, 2 months 0.07 and now 3 months 0.08. meeting with my doctor in 2 weeks to see the plan of action. would like a little...

    Started by white08gt, 05-24-2014 04:54 AM
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  45. MRI result- Prostate heterogeneous low signal

    I got my MRI result for pancreatic cancer recurrence and everything is all clear there. However, there was this impression from the radiologist for...

    Started by ddessert, 12-02-2014 06:59 AM
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  46. Nerve Sparing Question

    What exactly do they do when they spare the nerves? Where are the nerves located that they spare, attached to the prostate? What happens to the...

    Started by lzicc, 12-04-2014 04:45 PM
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  47. So im ready for the surgery

    Hi I came here very pesimistic, actually not very, seriously pesimistic and i even thought this was one of those places where people kindly tell you...

    Started by lurover, 11-17-2014 07:32 PM
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  48. PSA Rise post SRT / second opinion?

    Prostatectomy in Sept 2008 1 year 4 mo after SRT (completed in Aug 2013) , my PSA has risen to 0.6: 0.2 October 8, 2013 <----first PSA post...

    Started by thinders1951, 12-05-2014 09:28 PM
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  49. Wink Rise in PSA with last positive biopsy 3 years ago

    My story to help others.... You can see my stats below. One additional data point is that my father had the devinci radical surgery in 2007 at...

    Started by Cruze probe, 12-01-2014 05:54 PM
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    12-05-2014 04:26 PM Go to last post
  50. After-RP experiences

    Hi everyone. I am 61 years old and I was diagnosed cancer in december 2013 in Martini clinic, Hamburg-Germany. (1 positive in 12 cores, Gleason score...

    Started by oezel, 12-04-2014 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 438
    12-05-2014 08:42 AM Go to last post

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