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  1. 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 08:55 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, 07-21-2013 11:18 PM
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  3. 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 02:13 PM
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  4. 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 06:57 PM
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  5. 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 04:50 AM
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  6. 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 08:11 AM
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  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 04:47 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 08:09 AM
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    07-30-2013 05:29 AM Go to last post
  1. "Caregiver's Guide" Contributions

    Hello! CancerForum's parent company, Internet Brands, also owns the website Urologists.org, and the content team there has asked if we could...

    Started by emily430, Yesterday 08:06 PM
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  2. Movember

    I know this promotion doesn't have a lot of traction in the US for some reason, but in other countries around the world it is quite successful. The...

    Started by RobertG, 10-29-2014 04:20 PM
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  3. I'm back, and freakout time again

    PSA has been steadily rising over the last 5 years or so, startingat .7, (age 58), to 3.1 six months ago (age 64 -about to turn 64). The rises have...

    Started by Pratoman, Yesterday 01:59 AM
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  4. Psa 5,928

    My name is Hollie and my husband (45) was diagnosed with prostate cancer on 1/14/14. He has no signs or symptoms of the cancer. They started him on...

    Started by hollienbilly, 07-18-2014 11:57 PM
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  5. What does radiation actually do to the prostate?

    Going through IGRT right now. 2 down and 41 to go. I will ask the doctor at my next visit. But what does the radiation actually do to the prostate?...

    Started by bobkeenan, Yesterday 02:53 PM
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  6. So, what do you think about this?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/psa-test-should-be-abandoned-as-screen-for-prostate-cancer-task-force-says-1.2814196

    Started by CPO2CWO, 10-27-2014 10:16 PM
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  7. I now have a catheter...

    Hello friends. I am new here but have been well acquainted with prostate issues for many years. Ihave been having a difficult time urinating for...

    Started by doroark, 10-13-2014 03:09 AM
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  8. The waiting is brutal...

    Hi All, I'm new here and it totally sucks :grin: My Dad (age fifty-eight) recently went for a biopsy. His PSA is 4.5 8 of 12 samples are...

    Started by stayinghopeful, 10-20-2014 01:04 PM
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  9. High PSA and enlarged Prostate!!

    Hi, My name is Dave, will be 62 next month. Sept. 10 went to my primary Dr. for annual check up. Also, told me about a prostate test. I said yes...

    Started by grandpaof4, 09-29-2012 12:10 AM
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  10. Just Diagnosed with prostate cancer

    just received my biopsy results age- 55 family history of prostate cancer Gleason-6 after evaluating radiation and surgery i decided to go with...

    Started by pink2014, 10-07-2014 08:40 PM
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  11. Not sure I know where I am going

    monthly after my RP my PSA went from 0.06, 0.07, 0.08 to the 4th month 0.10. recieved an Eligard shot and a month later my PSA went to 0.05. met with...

    Started by white08gt, 10-26-2014 04:05 PM
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  12. I am worried about these results from final prostate surg/path report:

    So, my hubby had his prostate removed 2.5 weeks ago via open procedure and seems to be doing pretty well. At the time, his doctor said he is not...

    Started by Deb 27, 10-28-2014 08:26 PM
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    10-29-2014 11:04 PM Go to last post
  13. PSA rising (slowly) after prostatectomy

    Hello Everyone, I had the DaVinci done in July 2012 and have done well since. I have moderate ED, but usually solved by a little blue pill. No...

    Started by KW2014, 10-28-2014 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    10-29-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
  14. Regular PSA vs. Ultra-Sensitive

    I 'd like to start a discussion about the pros and cons of the regular PSA test (1-2 decimal places) versus the ultra-sensitive PSA test (3 decimal...

    Started by srtimmons, 08-19-2009 09:41 PM
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    10-28-2014 08:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Prostate info for friend

    I just talked to an old friend who lives in a very small town in Canada. He was looking for advice on his extreme rectal pain. His PSA goes between...

    Started by Bravehardon, 10-24-2014 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    10-28-2014 08:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Blood in urine. How long?

    Hello; My prostatectomy was on the 14th, on the 22nd my catheter was removed. on the 26th I noticed that I was passing some blood in my urine. I am...

    Started by organic farmer, 10-27-2014 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-28-2014 12:31 AM Go to last post
  17. Post surgery PSA numbers.... any guidance appreciated.

    Hi. I had the DaVinci prostatectomy June 2013. I had a post PSA reading of .02 (Jan 2014). My doctor was concerned for he said he expected a...

    Started by NJ116, 04-14-2014 08:07 PM
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  18. Post-surgery PSA tests: ultra-sensitive or regular?

    I believe DH's surgeon is recommending that he have ultra-sensitive PSA tests after surgery. But I thought I read that Dr. Walsh says NOT to do...

    Started by Mimi711, 08-15-2014 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-27-2014 06:32 PM Go to last post
  19. 8 month PSA

    Morning to all, I have my 8 month PSA drawn today. Results a week from today with Dr's visit. Getting pretty nervous about this. Incontinence still...

    Started by Jebstart, 10-24-2014 09:38 AM
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    10-26-2014 07:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Lower Back Pain and Stiffness

    Hi, First time poster and still waiting on results but I had a question. Did any of you experience severe lower back stiffness and pain? It's so bad...

    Started by SDrunner, 10-19-2014 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-25-2014 09:29 PM Go to last post
  21. My Experience with MRI vs. Biopsy

    First, some quick background on my situation: I'm 43, had an abnormal DRE with a nodule, a low PSA (0.4), and a normal size prostate. Urologist...

    Started by FredM, 09-28-2014 02:34 PM
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    10-25-2014 08:55 PM Go to last post
  22. Post Surgery Recovery

    I was talking to a friend of mine who had open surgery and said that once they took the catheter out, he ended up getting diaper rash from the...

    Started by lzicc, 10-21-2014 12:06 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-25-2014 06:51 PM Go to last post
  23. Another new club member

    I've been lurking here for a while awaiting my second prostate biopsy. Just got the results and it looks like the big C has struck again. I'm a...

    Started by CPO2CWO, 03-19-2014 10:23 PM
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  24. Awaiting remaing tests

    Newly diagnosed, applied for life policy in June of 14, declined coverage due to PSA results, didn't even know what it meant my PSA was 18.5, two...

    Started by Ronald17, 10-19-2014 03:23 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-23-2014 09:48 PM Go to last post
  25. Interesting study on biopsy methods and upgrade rate after surgery.

    Interesting data on choice of biopsy (or using both) methods. ...

    Started by Otago, 10-22-2014 08:03 PM
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    10-22-2014 08:03 PM Go to last post
  26. Father is coming off medication - is this normal?

    Hi everyone, My Father has had prostate cancer for around 4 years. He was diagnosed with a gleason of 8 and a psa of 8. Firstly he was...

    Started by julie bell, 10-07-2014 10:31 AM
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    10-21-2014 09:48 PM Go to last post
  27. Red face 12 days post-robotic prostatectomy, AND DOING GREAT!

    Hi everybody, and thank you for all the advice and opinions I have received here! I have found other people's information very enlightening and...

    Started by Kens, 10-20-2014 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-21-2014 03:17 PM Go to last post
  28. Diary of a Prostate Cancer Wife

    Hello! I have kept a blog for many years - and it has not been a cancer blog. However, this past summer I believed that my blog was about to...

    Started by NorthwestLadybug, 10-11-2014 01:07 AM
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  29. 29 years old, high PSA

    Hi everyone, after reading this forum for couple days, i decide to join in and ask some questions thats been haunting me for a long time. it all...

    Started by Robin1985, 10-17-2014 05:26 PM
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    10-20-2014 11:50 PM Go to last post
  30. Decisions Decisions DaVinci Prostatectomy versus External Beam Radiation????

    After talking with the Urologist/ Surgeon and reading the Walsh book and all of the online info I was convinced that surgery was the answer. My...

    Started by bobkeenan, 09-18-2014 10:25 PM
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  31. Just diagnosed

    Greetings, My name is Bob and I am 46 and 2 days ago was told that I have prostate Cancer. This as most will already know be a bit of a shock with...

    Started by Bob_R, 08-03-2013 03:15 AM
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  32. adenocarcinoma prostate

    My father is 65. Diagonised with T3C , No , Acinar Adenocarcinoma. 4 out of 12 cores +ve. G score 7 (3+4) with Peineural Invasion present(13%...

    Started by iamtjdas, 10-15-2014 03:14 AM
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  33. Talking Not me

    I found this site while looking around for information having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer Gleason 6. My wife convinced me to have...

    Started by KiwiBro, 10-18-2014 05:24 AM
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    10-20-2014 04:20 AM Go to last post
  34. What doctors are best at MD Anderson

    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer last week. Trying to get second opinion at MD Anderson in Houston. Does anyone have knowledge of surgeons to...

    Started by Outdoors, 10-18-2014 09:18 PM
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    10-19-2014 03:39 PM Go to last post
  35. Moved: Tbl-12

    Greeting folks, this is my first post, so a quick summary to date: My PSA was within safe limits but trending up, so my GP recommended seeing a...

    Started by KiwiBro, 10-18-2014 07:52 AM
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    10-18-2014 06:46 AM Go to last post
  36. I'm scheduled for open surgery

    I made the decision and am scheduled for open surgery 11/5. I hope I made the right decision between open and robotic. I lean towards robotic, but my...

    Started by lzicc, 10-17-2014 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-17-2014 10:39 PM Go to last post
  37. aged 44. 0.50 psa, Enlarged Prostate, bone pain

    Hi Im new to this site but have spent last night reading these threads and am thankful that there are so many caring and smart people on here. I...

    Started by york70, 09-03-2014 09:42 AM
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  38. Dad's catheter and staples removed today...

    he said he experienced mild discomfort. So he's home now, I'm still at work and haven't seen him, but spoke to him on the phone and he told me the...

    Started by mom2two, 10-14-2014 06:15 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-17-2014 04:08 PM Go to last post
  39. Urinary Frequency

    I had my RALP surgery May 28th. I think I've made a good recovery, good surgical biopsy report etc. 1st post op PSA was 0.05. However I find myself...

    Started by Ralph113, 10-05-2014 02:20 PM
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    10-17-2014 02:01 PM Go to last post
  40. Reply to Don Chen

    Psa normal & free-total ratio high Hi Don, - I am replying to your Post here, so that we don't hi-jack the thread on which it was first posted. ...

    Started by az4peaks, 10-16-2014 11:51 PM
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  41. Cool New member here!

    Hello everyone. My questions and concerns will evolve post prostatectomy, prostate cancer and rising PSA. Thanks

    Started by Psaonhold, 10-15-2014 08:26 PM
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    10-16-2014 01:10 PM Go to last post
  42. New here, having the same decision issues everyone does

    Hi, just signed up. I was recently diagnosed and am trying to decide between brachytherapy and surgery. I've been told I'm a good candidate for...

    Started by RobertG, 04-15-2014 11:20 PM
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    10-15-2014 10:50 PM Go to last post
  43. Link between weight and leakage?

    A few months ago I started having stress leaks after almost 2 years fully continent. One of the causes according to my physiotherapist was the 10...

    Started by Bravehardon, 10-15-2014 07:05 PM
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    10-15-2014 09:13 PM Go to last post
  44. Forum users PSA results post Bracchy?

    What results have members had...eg 1 year...2 years...3 years. Mine is 1.0 at 2 years. Did reach 10 prior to bacchy. I believe that zero is not...

    Started by malbaby, 09-23-2014 01:11 AM
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    10-15-2014 05:33 PM Go to last post
  45. Too early to see an oncologist?

    Family history: Father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 57 and it was not caught early enough and he eventually succumbed at age 66. Uncle...

    Started by Hickory Huskers, 09-30-2014 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-15-2014 02:53 PM Go to last post
  46. HDR Monotherapy - anybody with some experience with this treatment?

    I was diagnosed in 12/1/10 with PC, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, PSA 2.75, T2a, 2 of 12 cores, 10% volume.:( Being a voracious reader, I, of course, read...

    Started by SiliconVgolfer, 03-10-2011 01:12 AM
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  47. I got a secong opnion and still confused

    Just to refresh, I have decided to have my prostate removed, but I am looking into either open or robotic surgery. My initial Uro only does open and...

    Started by lzicc, 10-14-2014 02:37 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-14-2014 07:16 PM Go to last post
  48. Hello, been a while: Update

    It been a while since I've posted but wanted to check in and say hello. Since I was last on my guy and I got married in July. He is still showing...

    Started by swelborn, 10-14-2014 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 191
    10-14-2014 07:07 PM Go to last post
  49. Xtandi is working

    Hello Good news Psa went from 99.5 to 59.9. Oncologist was impressed that is went down that much after being on Xtandi for only 30 days. I hope...

    Started by living with Pca, 10-09-2014 04:25 PM
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    10-14-2014 06:44 PM Go to last post
  50. External beam radiation: side effects, experiences?

    There is a lot of good info on this forum for Prostatectomies and to a lesser degree Brachytherapy. But very few External Beam Radiation threads (...

    Started by bobkeenan, 10-05-2014 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 563
    10-14-2014 04:41 PM Go to last post

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