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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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 04:47 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 08:09 AM
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    07-30-2013 05:29 AM Go to last post
  1. Radiation Proctitis

    Anyone here have any post radiation problems. My colon was taking the brunt of the rad treatments. I think its Radiation Proctitis hard to say at...

    Started by cvictim, Today 08:44 PM
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  2. Unhappy "inactive Surveillance"

    Friends...posted a few times and responses were great and overwhelming in your counsel. Best source of unbiased help and information and I am...

    Started by Wayno2, Today 04:20 PM
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  3. What have been your experiences with new PHI test

    After 6 negative biopsies, and one positive PCA3, I was able to convince my Doc. to write an order for the PHI (Prostate Health Index). Now waiting...

    Started by FredH, Today 01:20 PM
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  4. Incontinence

    Hi everyone I am now 5 months post surgery and ave a clear blood result. My incontinence is not too bad good through the night and if i sm not...

    Started by Peterj56, 04-18-2015 03:52 AM
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  5. PSA of 80

    My husband SPA test result was taken last week and was 80! Yes 80. Our doctor recommended my husband see a Urologist and he went today and this...

    Started by Nancy178, 08-15-2013 06:34 PM
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  6. Unhappy Hello everyone, Dad was diagnosed with PC.

    Hello everyone, Thank you for taking the time to open this and read my forum post. It's funny, I found a couple of different sites that have...

    Started by Terrified, 04-19-2015 09:31 AM
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  7. Vanderbilt is now able to perform target biopsy

    Went to Vanderbilt to have my 6 month PSA test and the doctor said that now they are able to preform the MRI target biopsy for prostate. Good news...

    Started by 35coupe, Yesterday 09:32 PM
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  8. What was your strategy about telling your employer, and how did it work out for you?

    I really appreciate your input on this! I anticipate having to ask for medical leave, 3-4 weeks, for surgery. Anyone ever get FIRED for telling...

    Started by Dogdollar, Yesterday 02:43 AM
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  9. 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, 03-05-2015 01:51 PM
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  10. Sustained relatively high PSA confirming next steps

    I've modified my signature now, but it's based on memory. Will try to confirm these facts. I'm 55 now, with an elevated PSA of about 6.5. It...

    Started by Lowlightsolutions, 12-26-2014 10:10 PM
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  11. 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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  12. HMS SRT Log 1 down 33 to go

    I'm following Creekrats lead by logging my adjuvant RT: BIDMC Boston added yet another Varian TrueBeam with all the options which was only...

    Started by hms03049, 04-16-2015 10:33 PM
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  13. My ED problems reminded me of a joke

    probably over 20 years ago I saw a cartoon joke in Playboy mag. an eldery woman was talking to a beautiful well endowed young lady. the young lady...

    Started by white08gt, 04-25-2015 03:19 PM
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  14. Radiation log

    As did my hero bobkeenan, I'm going to post weekly updates on my radiation experience. I'm facing 45 sessions starting Monday, March 16th and hoping...

    Started by creekrat, 03-11-2015 01:24 PM
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  15. Opting out of Hormone Therapy

    Hello Everyone, Been trying to find some agreement in that Cliff doesn't want to take the Hormone Therapy because of side effects. Uro doc wanted...

    Started by gailannr, 04-13-2015 03:47 PM
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  16. Surgeon in Northern VA?

    Hi. I was diagnosed with PC recently, but I'm not happy with the urology practice I've been dealing with. The doctors are okay but the admin part is...

    Started by Houndly, 04-19-2015 02:27 PM
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  17. Interesting new journal article on AS following Gleason 6 diagnosis

    Of course we all await the much needed better tests that will surely come in the next 10 years, but until then, there are still some interesting...

    Started by Otago, 04-24-2015 06:56 AM
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    04-24-2015 06:06 PM Go to last post
  18. Took a Break

    I had a conference in Vegas and stretched it yo 6 days. Made it a point to not log on during that time. I missed you guys. ;) But I have to say it...

    Started by Pratoman, 04-24-2015 01:44 AM
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  19. Unhappy Im scared for my father - today his results came back and he has pc

    Hi My fathers PSA from last year went from 4.5 to 5.2 . He had his 12 point biopsy done and today came back positive for pc. I dont know yet his...

    Started by lukasnyc, 01-19-2015 11:06 PM
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  20. Pre-surgery chemo recommended

    My husband, who is a G9 T3bN with a PSA of 11.4, was just diagnosed a month ago. We have since seen four doctors -- a Uro, a Uro/Surgeon, a...

    Started by goodlife307, 04-22-2015 07:42 PM
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  21. Psa doubled 2.6. Twin bro has pca

    My twin brother psa doubled 2.6. Would you go to urologist Does anyone know of best in Chicago Worried twin

    Started by kennyk, 04-23-2015 01:30 AM
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  22. Psychology today weighs in on Cancer

    An interesting article that I found worth reading: https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201503/the-new-cancer-survivors g.

    Started by GeorgeS, 04-18-2015 07:28 PM
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  23. My dad also dx with PC

    He is stage 4, distant metastatic. I don't know what his Gleason scores are/were. I know that his first day of chemo his PSA was around 800, his...

    Started by momof2_1980, 04-22-2015 08:29 PM
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  24. Coupla Questions

    Diagnosed over a year ago. 5.4PSA, 1 core/12, 5%, 1 suspicious. G6 Three weeks ago, 6.0PSA, 5 cores/12: 2@40%, 2@20%, 1@5%. G6. Negative DRE. ...

    Started by dshinnick, 04-23-2015 02:23 PM
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  25. New Member here - my story.

    Hello everyone! I'm a white male, turned 59 today. My story starts during a pre-employment physical in November of 2013. The attending doctor...

    Started by Dogdollar, 04-15-2015 08:37 PM
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  26. Treatment after prostatectomy showing lymph node metastases

    I had robotic prostatectomy in February 2015. 1 of 3 lymph nodes positive for metastases, extra capsular extension identified, Gleason 7 (4+3). My...

    Started by Stephen63, 04-14-2015 12:00 AM
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  27. Partner being tested for prostate cancer.

    Hi My partner is being tested for prostate cancer, I have been doing some research (mainly on this forum). Which has proved to be very informative...

    Started by Tilly, 03-26-2015 01:19 AM
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  28. Diagnosis.....anxiety, depression......

    What did you guys do? I am two weeks past diagnosis. Bone scan and abdominal CT scan coming up on the 22nd. I am worried sick and have no appetite....

    Started by Dogdollar, 04-18-2015 02:46 AM
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  29. 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 02:12 AM
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  30. New battle to commence

    Well folks, No biopsy as yet as still waiting for a date. The consultant said there's no rush on the phone, hmmm but then started to talk about...

    Started by Baz10, 04-13-2015 02:56 PM
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  31. Diet

    I have always tried to eat well, like not to much junk food or processed foods, canned, boxed, frozen or otherwise. I take supplements as needed at...

    Started by cvictim, 04-20-2015 03:47 AM
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  32. Meeting with surgeon

    I had an appointment with Dr. Andrew Stephenson at the Cleveland Clinic yesterday to discuss my prostate surgery. I was very impressed with both the...

    Started by oshguy, 04-17-2015 07:41 PM
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  33. Chemo dose???

    Steve started Jevtana and two cycles later it is working psa down from 300 to 99 yeaaa. But the side effects are bad. So now the oncologist wants to...

    Started by living with Pca, 04-20-2015 03:16 PM
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  34. Will pomegranate juice effect PSA test

    Will pomegranate juice give a false reading on the PSA test. In other words, if you drank a glass of juice before test, will it lower the PSA number....

    Started by 35coupe, 04-16-2015 08:53 PM
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  35. Generic Viagra in Mexico

    My wife and I took a cruise to Cozumel. She speaks Spanish, and is more familiar with Mexico, so we ventured into the tourist shops that had...

    Started by Race, 04-18-2015 01:13 PM
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  36. Your input needed. Do an MRI guided Biopsy or Just Biopsy if delay in getting MRI

    My PSA has been abnormally high for some few years. Recently it just jumped to a new high. The doctor immediately indicated we should do another,...

    Started by Lowlightsolutions, 04-15-2015 10:53 PM
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  37. New Member Sharing Story

    Age 57 Routine Checkup. 3/6 PSA 4.95 Recheck 3/11 PSA 3.69 Referred to Urologist. Recommend Biopsy. Due to reading and family history....

    Started by JimT, 04-19-2015 12:50 AM
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  38. Very interesting study on mu-4 supplement

    http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/107/7/djv085.short Seems like this is very popular supplement for liver in Europe. I would like to find...

    Started by lukasnyc, 04-19-2015 01:16 PM
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  39. From the US Library of Medicine -"Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Guideline"

    This should provide a good reference for anyone interested in what might be the recommended diagnostics and treatments in the UK. (updated 2014) ...

    Started by GeorgeS, 04-19-2015 03:41 PM
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  40. Question Surgery or Radiation or Is waiting 6 weeks for a vaccine trail worth it?

    Hi All, So we went to NY this weekend to see Zelefsky at Sloan Kettering and Teweri at Mt. Sinai. Here was the BUMMER news. The path from MSKCC...

    Started by pjr, 04-16-2015 05:12 PM
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  41. Thyroid Cancer...possible Prostrate Cancer.

    I am a 54 year old male and have been very healthy for a good part of my life. I work out frequently and eat like a saint, well most of the time. ...

    Started by Whitney777, 03-12-2015 09:21 PM
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  42. 60 Minute Erections

    Glad I found this forum. 54, 4 months out from RP. I have a good buddy who is a surgeon so he was very helpful with the "what to expect" questions...

    Started by Tigersfan, 12-30-2014 10:41 PM
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  43. Do testicles grow with age?

    Few days ago I visited a local hospital. I saw a olg man with bog testis. They were hanging near to the half of the thigh length. I just wana...

    Started by ericjones, 04-16-2015 11:04 AM
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  44. How much time did chemo buy you:

    I would like to know how much time chemo brought you? Has it been months since last chemo treatment or maybe years?

    Started by living with Pca, 04-10-2015 04:28 PM
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  45. Is this calculator accurate????

    Hi All, I've certainly looked at the Partin and Han tables, but just came across this one. http://www.prostatecalculator.org/psa-info.html ...

    Started by pjr, 04-11-2015 10:36 PM
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  46. Nomogram changed significantly. Very worried.

    Three weeks ago, shortly after my surgery, I looked up the MSKCC nomogram for post-surgery. Putting in all my information, it said 5-year chance of...

    Started by Logic1, 04-14-2015 05:10 AM
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  47. 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
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  48. 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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  49. New member sharing PC story and recovery

    My husband (age 62) had DaVinci surgery on May 9th, 2013. Nerves were spared. He healed quickly and without complications. Catheter came out in...

    Started by azsunshine, 08-01-2013 05:49 AM
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  50. Use of specialized scanning of biochemical failure post surgery

    An interesting article here: ...

    Started by GeorgeS, 04-15-2015 12:47 PM
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    04-16-2015 02:02 AM Go to last post

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