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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 09:55 AM
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  2. 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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  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 07:57 PM
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  4. 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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  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, 07-22-2013 12:18 AM
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  6. 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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  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. Joining the club.

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

    Started by ChiliDog, 11-22-2014 04:22 AM
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  2. Husband Just Diagnosed

    My husband (63) just learned today that his biopsy is positive for prostate cancer with an "intermediate risk." His PSA was 9 and two nodules (one of...

    Started by northrancher, 11-05-2014 01:16 AM
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  3. 11 Month PSA and Incontinence Fix

    Hello everyone, I have my 11 Month Post surgery PSA next Monday. Anxiety is growing. My urologist made an appointment for May 1 to address the...

    Started by Jebstart, Yesterday 09:01 PM
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  4. PCa and Protons....Why I chose RALP

    MODS.... (ref: CLOSED thread on the most "advanced" cancer treatment) Just some info about Proton Therapy I learned while making my decision. I...

    Started by DriscollOFD, Today 02:33 PM
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  5. Finally on Day+1

    Had my RALP up at Bethesda, MD yesterday morning. Their protocol post-surgery is a little different - basically, stuck in bed the first night for...

    Started by stuntmole, 01-28-2015 11:44 PM
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  6. Scared of Meeting da Vinci

    My first post. Had biopsy, now scheduled for DaVinci surgery on Feb.2. Scares me big time! I am 62 years old. Have battled lung cancer. Now, gonna...

    Started by Hiwayjunkie, 01-26-2015 02:41 PM
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  7. My PSA is 'undetectable' :)

    Last week I had my first PSA test after surgery, and yesterday we met with the urologist to get the test results. 'Undetectable' Woo Hoo :)...

    Started by organic farmer, Yesterday 02:42 PM
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  8. Smile the worlds most advanced prostate cancer treatment

    I am cured of prostate cancer treated with proton beam therapy ! No complications...no down time...minimal and minor side effects...99% success...

    Started by cured with protons, Yesterday 03:09 PM
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  9. I have finally decided on the treatment. Question about travel after surgery.

    I want to thank everyone who participates in this forum. It has been of great help to me since I was diagnosed on Dec. 17. I have decided to go...

    Started by Logic1, 01-21-2015 05:49 AM
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  10. 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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  11. New guy. Just a week ago, I thought male pattern baldness was my main aging concern.

    Hello from Kansas City. Wow. I am still in a bit of shock and my brain is trying to process everything I've been reading since being diagnosed...

    Started by FedCav, 01-27-2015 03:42 AM
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  12. Bit of confusion

    I see references to "salvage radiation" often on here. I'm preparing to begin radiation oncology radiation early March. If my understanding is...

    Started by creekrat, 01-28-2015 01:04 PM
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  13. second cycle of taxotere

    Steve had his second cycle of chemo and it is working yeaaaaaa psa down from 597 to 208. He has had a few side effects but totally worth getting...

    Started by living with Pca, Yesterday 03:50 PM
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  14. PSA in the 9's G6 ... more cancer later?

    Been reading lots of posts...and I know there's a lot of "we wont know til we know" that goes on with all cancers...but who here had a radical...

    Started by jefft, Yesterday 12:38 AM
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  15. Good news in the new Year

    Nick's bone scans came back with no change in bone mets. And bone density holding up so no additional meds recommended. Zero club plus Viagra...

    Started by Haliday, 01-25-2015 11:47 PM
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  16. DDay

    5 days to surgery. Feeling like a noose is tightening a little each day. Can't wait till it's over. Then I can spend a week stressing over the wait...

    Started by Pratoman, 01-01-2015 02:25 PM
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  17. 12 Hours to go....

    Hi all, just took the energy drink which will be my last meal before surgery tomorrow and also took the Klexane-shot in my bellyfat. Luckily I had a...

    Started by Wilde, 01-06-2015 07:58 PM
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  18. New Procedure for Enlarged Prostate

    Southampton General University Hospital has just released a publication following trials on more than 200 patients of a day case procedure to reduce...

    Started by Baz10, Yesterday 01:04 AM
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  19. Does anyone know if Casodex causes nerve compression?

    Just took my dad to urologist today. He was on casodex from last Tuesday till this past Friday. (so 11 doses of 50 mg of casodex). Today urologist...

    Started by baccarat, 01-28-2015 10:32 PM
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  20. Young Guy with Strange Symptoms and Diagnosis - Should I do a Biopsy?

    I have been lurking in these forums the last several days, but decided to actually post my query after some hesitation. My heart goes out to all the...

    Started by gareshidze, 01-28-2015 05:15 AM
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  21. Cool How often does THIS happen ??

    Long story short: Diagnosed a G-9, PSA around 10..had surgery, positive margin, positive vesicle..Had combo HT-RT PSA went to zero for 18 months....

    Started by Fairwind, 01-27-2015 10:42 PM
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  22. Question about the value of a 2nd opinion on the biopsy slides...

    I can see the value of someone having a second opinion on biopsy slides if someone is thinking of AS... But what is the value if someone is...

    Started by ddayglo, 01-28-2015 03:31 AM
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  23. Any advice on hotels near Johns Hopkins; and what hotel amenities to look for?

    After my prostate surgery, we will stay in a hotel near JH. Do you have any experience with any particular hotels within 2 miles of the hospital? We...

    Started by Logic1, 01-28-2015 06:23 AM
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  24. Transurethra Biopsy-- how accurate are they?

    Ok here is the story. 6 yrs ago, my dad who was 85 yrs old did a psa test and it was 4. He did a roto rooter on prostate and tissue came back...

    Started by baccarat, 01-27-2015 01:21 PM
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  25. 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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  26. Two weeks post surgery

    Age 57, white. at age 50 (2007) started having BPH issues, PSA climbed from 2 to 6 over 3 yr period. Negative biopsy in 2010. PSA rose to 9.8 in...

    Started by rocky123, 01-27-2015 04:39 PM
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  27. Salvage Radiation Experiences?

    Looks as if there is a very strong chance I'll be getting salvage radiation post-surgery. If you've had salvage radiation, how was the...

    Started by regress, 01-16-2015 08:20 PM
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  28. Johns Hopkins Revises Their Risk Assessment Criteria

    I just read this change on the JH Brady website. My urologist works with Dr. Johnathan Epstein, who formulated the 1994 criteria, and had told me...

    Started by ASAdvocate, 01-27-2015 04:27 PM
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  29. 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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  30. Thumbs up Canceled Due to Blizzard

    Hi Guys, I was supposed to have my prostate removed tomorrow, But due to this Blizzard were having on the east they canceled it, no use in...

    Started by RedBull151, 01-27-2015 01:18 AM
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  31. hello All

    Here is my 1st post. 9 days after robotic surgery. Feel good. Problem: constipation and SEVERE PAIN FROM CATHETER. 65 y old. Good health . Gleeson ...

    Started by bzman1, 01-26-2015 02:36 AM
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  32. Concerned Prostate Wife

    My husband (63) was diagnosed 2/12. psa=55; gs=9. Lupron+casodex+radiation as the cancer was outside prostate. That calmed the psa down for...

    Started by CinMor, 01-21-2015 06:34 PM
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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 09:40 PM
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  34. Concerned about delaying surgery

    I am wondering: what is the longest one should wait between the time of the biopsy and having surgery? I had my biopsy on Dec. 5; received the cancer...

    Started by Logic1, 01-22-2015 12:40 AM
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  35. What do you guys make of this?

    Long story short, I'm getting RALP'd on Tuesday following a Gl3+3 diagnosis back in September. Got my pre-op stuff knocked out yesterday, and my...

    Started by stuntmole, 01-22-2015 08:04 PM
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  36. biopsy result, small indication

    My DR called with my biopsy results and indicated that 11 of twelve cores were clear; the one positive core had a small, microscopic indication of...

    Started by vingal, 01-24-2015 04:50 PM
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  37. Concerned about upcoming biopsy

    I had the biopsy last January, was diagnosed with pca, gleason 6 20% in one of twelve cores. My PSA has been up and down, the last one was 3.5 this...

    Started by Southsider, 01-23-2015 02:52 AM
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  38. stubborn prostate cancer

    Well here is my story so far- had the nerve-sparing robotic Da Vinci surgery back in 2010 after the Doc found a small lump on the prostate. Gleason 9...

    Started by 4wheeler, 01-15-2015 05:02 AM
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  39. Herniated navel complications during surgery

    I have decided to have radical unless somebody can make a convincing argument otherwise...but...I have a herniated navel... I'm afraid when the fill...

    Started by jefft, 01-23-2015 07:57 PM
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  40. Prostate cancer?

    Hey everyone, This is probably the wrong place to post this, but I'm pretty scared at the moment and I would like some advice. I'm only 19...

    Started by TKCG, 01-23-2015 11:29 AM
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  41. Thumbs up 8 years post SRT

    In case anyone from nearly a decade ago is stopping by, I thought I'd post my annual PSA. Less than 0.1, as it has been continuously since September...

    Started by Replicant, 01-20-2015 11:45 PM
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  42. recooping after surgery

    I am having Da Vinci radical Prostectomy Tuesday morning. Can anyone that has been there or knows give me some tips on what to expect during...

    Started by JMorris271, 01-18-2015 04:44 PM
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  43. PSA rising

    Hello... I mistakenly posted this to the general cancer thread by mistake. Thought I would post here since trying to get information is...

    Started by tapeats, 01-19-2015 10:24 PM
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  44. What is Your Experience with Brachytherapy?

    Hi Guys, I haven't been on here for quite a while due to not having any issues with Brachytherapy. I would like to give you my experience with this...

    Started by wish full, 12-28-2014 05:55 PM
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  45. 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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  46. 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, 07-19-2014 12:57 AM
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    01-22-2015 07:58 AM Go to last post
  47. Cialis from Canada

    Do you know of a reputable place in Canada to purchase Cialis 5mg for daily use ?:smile:

    Started by Royalpar1, 01-21-2015 07:10 PM
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  48. Moffitt

    Anyone here had an experience with Moffitt Cancer Centers??

    Started by WifeinWorry, 01-21-2015 02:25 AM
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  49. Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    My husbands PSA spiked to 157, spread to lymph nodes and spine, what am I to expect with treatments? I know the treatments can suppress but will it...

    Started by WifeinWorry, 01-14-2015 11:04 PM
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    01-21-2015 02:57 AM Go to last post
  50. Advice on how to tell my father he has cancer.

    So, after having to readmit my 80 year old father into the hospital twice in a month due to dehydration, weakness in the legs and back pain, we had...

    Started by corvus917, 01-19-2015 09:43 AM
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    01-21-2015 12:17 AM Go to last post

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