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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to List My Stats in Each of My Posts

    Howdy, Welcome to the forum. Are you wondering how to automatically list all your statistics at the bottom of each post as others do? That's a...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 03-03-2015 08:04 PM
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  2. 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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  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 03:13 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. Medicinal Oils

    Anyone have any good experience with medicinal oils, not any specific ones, just any oils to help rid cancer or suppress it?

    Started by WifeinWorry, Today 04:15 PM
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  2. Got my membership in The Zero Club!

    Got my first Post-Op PSA....less than .01!! Big sigh of relief! So, No cancer.....no pads.....no significant ED (usually) !!! Time to move to my...

    Started by DriscollOFD, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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  3. Met with Doctor following Biopsy showing Gleason 7

    He thinks there's a good chance it's spread. Going for bone scan and MRI. He talked about debulking. Anyone heard of this? Also, even if it's...

    Started by goatts, Yesterday 11:27 PM
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  4. Just waiting

    I have Gleason score of 8, with 10/12 samples showing PNI's , surgery is scheduled for April 1st. Feeling a little nervous about outcome.

    Started by Fishing Larry, 03-03-2015 08:40 PM
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  5. Great Article about Gleason 6, New Gleason Groups

    Hi all, I found this great article a few minutes ago that discusses Gleason 6 and the other grades of prostate cancer. It also suggests new...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, Yesterday 08:14 AM
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    • Views: 275
    Today 08:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Free VED

    I have the manual one from Soma Therapy. Used one time. My insurance paid for it, so would prefer someone without insurance gets it. Comes with...

    Started by PeterG, Today 06:44 AM
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  7. Lupron question

    Facts: I have prostate cancer, four cores tested Gleason 6, 7, 9 and 9. One 9 showed 50%, the other 80%. My treatment so far has been radiation...

    Started by Texacan, Today 04:49 AM
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  8. 4 Days till surgery - any advice?

    My robotic surgery will be in 4 days. I had been doing pretty well up till now in terms of keeping busy, and not letting myself get too stressed...

    Started by Logic1, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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  9. Had our first MD Anderson visit and surgery scheduled for April 1st

    So yesterday my husband had his first visit at MD Anderson. It was a rather pleasant visit for the situation at hand. We are moving forward with...

    Started by TxMommy, 03-04-2015 11:41 PM
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  10. 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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  11. Just diagnosed, many questions

    Hello fellow travelers. I am 63 years old and have had many bouts of chronic prostitis since my late 20s. PSA tested was always between 2.5 and 4...

    Started by Lilguy, 02-15-2015 05:06 AM
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  12. Shrinkage following DaVinci

    I know there has been occasional references in threads to this idea of shrinkage following the DaVinci robotic procedure.....just wondering what help...

    Started by jtownstumpjumper, 02-27-2015 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    03-04-2015 10:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Prostate problems

    After Brachy Low dose therapy my husband is battling to keep his waterworks working properly. He is drinking plenty of fluids, stopped tea and...

    Started by Gordo, 03-03-2015 10:30 AM
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    03-04-2015 04:45 PM Go to last post
  14. Newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer--PSA and testosterone levels

    My husband was JUST diagnosed at the age of 47 with metastatic prostate cancer (to his bones). He found out after an MRI for back pain. He is in...

    Started by bunnabrock, 03-02-2015 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-04-2015 01:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Bone Scans/Blood Tests

    How often do you need updated bone scans if cancer spread to the bones? And what specific blood tests and numbers should we focus on when its...

    Started by WifeinWorry, 03-03-2015 01:26 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-04-2015 12:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Post Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery - 3 years later

    I was reading my morning meditations today and realized that 3 years ago today, I was in the hospital, recovering from my prostate cancer surgery. ...

    Started by okadam, 03-02-2015 12:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-03-2015 04:28 PM Go to last post
  17. Cool Vacation question

    Nearing my scheduling appt. for RP. How much time will I need to recover enough to go on a scheduled Alaska cruise?

    Started by Ray61, 02-21-2015 05:00 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-03-2015 02:14 PM Go to last post
  18. How Can Uro Know I'm Only Stage 2?

    This is my first post and like most others, I have a lot of questions about being newly diagnosed with Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. My questions is...

    Started by Easco, 12-26-2014 09:29 PM
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  19. Questions on post RALP Incontinence Recovery

    Catheter removed yesterday, nine days post-op. Was able to pee into a jug and stop the flow ok. Slight leakage (dribbling) on the drive back. ...

    Started by stuntmole, 02-07-2015 02:03 PM
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    03-03-2015 02:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Treatment decision week- couple of questions

    Hi Folks, About 12 years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart condition. I found a forum on the web, and I credit that organization with...

    Started by Felixdacat, 03-01-2015 03:42 PM
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  21. Did they perform a junk transplant?

    My daVinci surgery (2/24) went well and it looks like they got all of the cancer, Great news there. But it looks like I got a junk transplant from...

    Started by FedCav, 02-27-2015 06:23 PM
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  22. Decided on a doctor and scheduling for daVinci.

    We met with the radiologist today and she too recommends surgery, because of my age (61) and general good health. Should the surgery not get it all,...

    Started by FedCav, 02-06-2015 08:21 PM
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  23. Decision made to go with MD Anderson instead of Urologist who diagnosed.....

    Ok. So we made the decision like the subject says to go with MD Anderson instead of the Urologist that diagnosed my husband. Not sure what the...

    Started by TxMommy, 02-24-2015 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    03-02-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post
  24. Cool Thanks for the peace of mind R.L.T.

    First I want to thank all of you who contribute to this site and the calming effect it has had on me. This is my first post. I have been checking in...

    Started by R. L. T., 02-27-2015 06:15 PM
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    03-02-2015 01:48 PM Go to last post
  25. Treatment decision time.

    Hello. Iím new to the site here. Iíll be 66 in April and Iíve been pretty healthy until my recent prostate cancer diagnosis. I take no medication. I...

    Started by Jigger, 02-25-2015 06:29 PM
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  26. There Any Way to Non-cancer Prostate Growths?

    I've heard that stem cells, when active, actually fight abnormal body growths, and I was wondering if anyone had read of any studies about this kind...

    Started by Noitart, 02-28-2015 11:22 PM
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  27. PSA 38, Biopsy Shows Gleason 7

    Got a copy of my biopsy results today. Will meet with doctor on 3/5/15. I guess MRI and bone scan will be next. Any feedback from you guys who...

    Started by goatts, 02-28-2015 12:58 AM
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    02-28-2015 07:00 PM Go to last post
  28. Newly diagnosed husband - ?'s to ask Doc at our first appt?

    Hi everyone, My 50 year old husband seems to have bought himself a ticket to the club. We got the call last week and have our first doc appt...

    Started by LetsDoThis, 02-04-2015 07:53 PM
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  29. Gleason 9, PSA 18

    Husband, 61 years ~ Biopsy gleeson 7 & 8 No symptoms this was caught on routine physical .. Just had Divinci last week now got results today from...

    Started by loves, 07-30-2014 01:15 AM
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  30. Incontinence Exp

    First time poster, almost 3 weeks out from davinci. Would welcome some feedback on incontinence and how long it took folks. Given my age I was hoping...

    Started by briana, 02-23-2015 08:40 PM
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  31. Prostate cancer death

    My father passed away last month from prostate cancer at age 65 :cry: :cry: :cry: We are still confused as to how this happened, he was initially...

    Started by ampersand, 01-25-2015 07:15 PM
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  32. Finding the Best Surgeon in Ohio

    How would I go about finding the best surgeon for robotic in the Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus Ohio area?

    Started by justme123, 02-06-2012 02:09 PM
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    02-26-2015 05:52 PM Go to last post
  33. Joining the club.

    Husband is 72 and previously healthy. He's being treated at MassGeneral Hospital. He had his first PSA this summer and it was in the 20's. ...

    Started by ChiliDog, 11-22-2014 04:22 AM
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  34. Side Effects Short and Long Term of Salvage Radiation Therapy

    Hi, I'm new here- this looks like a great site. I have recently had a rise in PSA 14 years my radical prostatectomy. That's considered pretty...

    Started by Goldbass, 02-25-2015 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  35. How do you process all the information?

    I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed not only by the choices of treatments, but also whether to get treated or not. How did you process all the...

    Started by RollingRock, 02-20-2015 08:56 PM
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  36. Iowa Veteran looking at Chemo as next option for Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Hello all. My father was first diagnosed with his aggressive form of prostate cancer in 1999; its severity and high gleason score likely the result...

    Started by schwickmar, 02-18-2015 05:03 PM
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    02-24-2015 09:07 PM Go to last post
  37. Harvard Medical School 2015 Report on Prostate Disease

    I have found this to be an excellent resource: ...

    Started by ChiliDog, 02-24-2015 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  38. Post-op vehicle choice?

    I'm going in tomorrow morning for my daVinci surgery. Which of my vehicle choices would be the easiest for me to come home in? 2015 Mazda 3 This...

    Started by FedCav, 02-23-2015 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-24-2015 11:09 AM Go to last post
  39. Red face higher psa- new baseline???

    Perhaps I'm missing something obvious here but the oncologist had a message for me through the nurse as I was calling for the latest psa results: the...

    Started by 4wheeler, 02-21-2015 04:02 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 381
    02-24-2015 02:56 AM Go to last post
  40. Advice. Thoughts. Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at 52 Gleason Score of 6,7 and 8..

    Hi all! new to posting but have been lurking for some weeks! My husband was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. The details are below. ...

    Started by TxMommy, 02-21-2015 10:32 PM
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  41. LDR Brachytherapy with Hormone Shot

    We met with the doctor regarding radiation. My husband has a bone scan Friday and a meeting with a surgeon next week. My husband was told about the...

    Started by Jphil, 02-18-2015 03:56 PM
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    02-23-2015 03:22 PM Go to last post
  42. Vacuum Pumps

    I have recently purchased a vacuum pump. Have tried it a few times and found that it does not achieve the same hardness as a normal erection. For...

    Started by rwewpar4, 02-20-2015 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-23-2015 02:50 PM Go to last post
  43. Second Opinion on Prostate Biopsy

    I have read on previous posts about getting a second opinion on the biopsies and many suggested Bostwick or John Hopkins. In my husband's case, the...

    Started by Jphil, 02-05-2015 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 632
    02-23-2015 12:58 PM Go to last post
  44. Questions to ask Pre-Biopsy?

    Hello All, I'm seeking your advice regarding questions to ask a urologist prior to doing a biopsy. My partner has a biopsy scheduled for early...

    Started by pjr, 02-22-2015 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-23-2015 12:35 PM Go to last post
  45. Stage IV 31% make it 5 years. Who are they?

    Who are the 31%? What increases your chances of being part of this group? Is it age, positive attitude, healthy living, genetics, good...

    Started by goatts, 02-19-2015 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-22-2015 06:53 PM Go to last post
  46. Concerned Partner

    Hello All, I'm a newbie here and am a concerned partner. Thank you so much for this forum!!! My 57-year old husband had a PSA in early Jan of...

    Started by pjr, 02-11-2015 05:30 AM
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  47. Urinary tract infections??

    Just wondering if UTIs are more common after surgery. I am continent but there seems to be times when I have some UTI symptoms. On occasions I feel...

    Started by jnight72, 02-20-2015 11:54 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-21-2015 08:27 PM Go to last post
  48. Just got a PSA reading of 300

    Hello, I am 66 years old and a very active retired person. My health is fine with no problems besides some arthritis in some joints that tempers...

    Started by PPicard, 03-07-2014 06:30 AM
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    02-21-2015 07:22 PM Go to last post
  49. Interesting Statistics on Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

    The overwhelming prevalence of radiation therapy was a surprise to me. A key quote: "radiation therapy was the most common treatment at 58...

    Started by ASAdvocate, 02-20-2015 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 594
    02-21-2015 06:38 PM Go to last post
  50. Did you get anesthesia during your biopsy?

    Did you get biopsy in office or surgery center and did you get anesthesia?

    Started by goatts, 02-11-2015 01:16 AM
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    02-21-2015 05:16 AM Go to last post

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