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  1. 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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  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 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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  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
    • Replies: 7
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    09-26-2014 03:00 PM Go to last post
  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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    09-25-2014 05:46 PM Go to last post
  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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    07-13-2014 02:32 PM Go to last post
  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. 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: 10
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  2. 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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  3. 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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    Yesterday 07:48 PM Go to last post
  4. 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, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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    Yesterday 07:37 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
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    Yesterday 03:17 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
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    Yesterday 01:23 PM Go to last post
  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. 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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  9. 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
    • Replies: 19
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    10-20-2014 11:50 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    10-20-2014 05:50 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    10-20-2014 04:20 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2014 03:39 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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    10-16-2014 08:54 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    10-15-2014 05:33 PM Go to last post
  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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
  29. 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
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    10-14-2014 07:07 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. 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
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    10-14-2014 04:41 PM Go to last post
  32. Off Topic: Virtual Colonoscopy

    It's time for my Colonoscopy and I'm researching Virtual Colonoscopies. I know it won't detect the very small polyps, and if some abnormality is...

    Started by ddayglo, 10-09-2014 10:51 AM
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  33. 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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  34. Prostate cancer diagnosed after death

    My Dad recently passed away after a short illness. His symptoms started just seven weeks before he died and he really went downhill in the last two...

    Started by Lujo, 10-09-2014 08:29 PM
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    10-11-2014 12:55 PM Go to last post
  35. How painful is catheter removal?

    Dad had surgery on the 30th. He's been doing very well overall. His catheter comes out on the 14th. I was wondering if there is anything he should...

    Started by mom2two, 10-09-2014 06:42 PM
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    10-10-2014 09:33 PM Go to last post
  36. Prostate Cancer and IP6?

    Has anybody taken IP6 to assist in treatment? I tried doing a search of the forum, but I'm not getting any results. I find it hard to believe that...

    Started by Gina68, 10-07-2014 12:22 AM
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    10-10-2014 10:56 AM Go to last post
  37. Important non-political Information for Medicare Patients.

    By az4peaks Today at 11:27 am 0 replies In In the news 0 Recommend Stop following More options Shared with the public Important...

    Started by az4peaks, 10-09-2014 06:41 PM
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  38. Ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate

    I found some more on this at the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. "Ductal adenocarcinoma...

    Started by wolfgang, 06-03-2014 02:43 PM
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    10-09-2014 04:24 AM Go to last post
  39. A bowel movement before each radiation treatmen; how

    I was reading some of the steps you go through when you are having radiation for PC and it states that you need your bladder full and have a bowel...

    Started by 35coupe, 10-07-2014 01:33 AM
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    10-08-2014 06:48 PM Go to last post
  40. That sweet 0.1

    Lupron shot #4. And quarterly blood test. No weight gain. No excessive fatigue. Steady as (s)he goes! Hawaii before #5 and bone scans. . .:grin:

    Started by Haliday, 10-05-2014 01:01 AM
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  41. Dodge the bullet for the second time thank God

    When I went to my home town urologist July 18th I made up my mind that if my PSA had gotten higher I would have a biopsy. When I met with the doc he...

    Started by 35coupe, 10-07-2014 10:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-08-2014 03:49 AM Go to last post
  42. Time for another biopsy?

    Hi: I'm a new member and I have been reading posts for a little while. I am very impressed by the willingness of forum members to give advice and...

    Started by Tedr, 09-23-2014 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-07-2014 09:40 PM Go to last post
  43. Alternative to TURP

    Hi all, I just received my daily Johns Hopkins online newsletter and it has an interesting article about alternate ways to treat BPH. So those...

    Started by HighlanderCFH, 10-07-2014 07:24 PM
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    10-07-2014 07:24 PM Go to last post
  44. Are you not supposed to have sex before a post-op PSA test?

    I know you're not supposed to have sex 72 hours before a PSA test. Does that rule apply to post-op PSA tests too? Or does it not make a difference...

    Started by Mimi711, 10-01-2014 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-07-2014 04:49 PM Go to last post
  45. It's been a year.....

    A year and a few weeks actually. I thought Id give a quick write up as to how things have gone. - robotic surgery was recommended over seeds due...

    Started by gsteve, 10-07-2014 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-07-2014 01:51 PM Go to last post
  46. Radiation 2.5 years after prostectomy... Questions

    Hi, My dad was underwent a radical prostectomy 2.5 years ago. His PSA started rising over the past year. Over the past 9 months (.02, .02, .03)...

    Started by Caregiverinfo, 10-06-2014 08:56 PM
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    10-07-2014 12:38 PM Go to last post
  47. the catheter is out, get a cork!

    Well, my catheter was removed yesterday morning, and I panicked most of yesterday as I hadn't an ounce of control over the urine that just dripped...

    Started by Lawr, 09-26-2014 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    10-07-2014 03:06 AM Go to last post
  48. still a member of the zero club

    It has been 2 years since my surgery and 1 year since radiation. I just got my PSA results today and I continue to be in the zero club. It would be...

    Started by Bravehardon, 09-30-2014 11:01 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    10-07-2014 02:54 AM Go to last post
  49. prostate cancer feedback from patient after treatment

    i am 62 and was diagnosed with prostate cancer gleason 6 and went to see dr brooks in Stanford and go to meet dr carol in ucsf. dr brooks said that...

    Started by dsapirste, 10-03-2014 02:16 AM
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  50. At what stage does PC spread

    I know there is no magic number, however I was wondering if there was a PSA number that causes the doctors to take action to prevent spreading? I...

    Started by Bravehardon, 09-21-2014 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,064
    10-05-2014 10:10 PM Go to last post

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