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    Encore -- a great name for a penis pump (you have...

    Encore -- a great name for a penis pump (you have to call it something). Give them a big hand! (on second thought, use the pump).

    On the subjects of product names, there is a popular brand of...
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    Don't get me started on the U.S. insurance issue....

    Don't get me started on the U.S. insurance issue. There are certain common goods and services that we all pay for -- roads (even if you don't drive), schools (even if you have no kids) -- Even with...
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    From Dr. Epstein's remarks in OTS's link: ...

    From Dr. Epstein's remarks in OTS's link:



    [Emphasis mine]

    For Murphy's husband: Nope, nope, and nope.

    Djin
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    If the genomics test comes back low risk, you...

    If the genomics test comes back low risk, you could move up the required MRI and biopsy and, if that confirms the current status, start an AS program. However, if his PSA continues to rise and/or the...
  5. QoL (Quality of Life) questionnaires (now often...

    QoL (Quality of Life) questionnaires (now often administered via e-tablets instead of on paper) are routine in clinical trials (and often an FDA sumbmission requirement). Clearly if two very similar...
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    If your husband decides or is advised to treat,...

    If your husband decides or is advised to treat, but does not want surgery for whatever reasons, radiation is an alternative.
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    The penis itself is, of course, not shortened...

    The penis itself is, of course, not shortened during a RP, but the urethra is, so it tugs the penis back a bit. My surgeon mentioned something about the ligaments at the base being traumatized,...
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    Very sorry to hear about your friend, Consult1 ! ...

    Very sorry to hear about your friend, Consult1 ! For our benefit, can you tell us more about his PCa history. Did late diagnosis figure in, such that it was advanced from the start, or was this PCa...
  9. RobLee, my take is that the Editorial wants to...

    RobLee, my take is that the Editorial wants to get at that very issue -- just talking about this issue isn't doing something.

    Djin
  10. "Feelings and feelings and feelings" Screening for distress in men with PCa-Editorial

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    ‘Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead’: Screening for distress and referral to psychosocial care for men with prostate cancer [2019, Australian Editorial]


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    [#142] ‘Feelings, and feelings, and feelings....

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    ‘Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead’: Screening for distress and referral to psychosocial care for men with prostate cancer [2019, Editorial]
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    [#90] Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided...

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    Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Confirmatory Biopsy for Initiating Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer [2019, Full Text]





    See Full Text.
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    [#89] Tamsulosin Can Improve Lower Urinary Tract...

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    Tamsulosin Can Improve Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Patients Under Active Surveillance Due to Low RiskProstate Cancer: Prospective Controlled Study [2019, Full Text]
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    Ha ha. My point was that when your PSA comes back...

    Ha ha. My point was that when your PSA comes back 0.6 or 0.7, you have only one meaningful (significant) digit. Going from 0.6 to 0.7 could represent a tiny actual increase, e.g. from 0.649 to...
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    That's fine, but remember that there is...

    That's fine, but remember that there is uncertainty in the right-most digit of any test, so it may take a number of readings to filter out fluctuations and inherent test imprecision. That's why I...
  16. Thread: PSA Results

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
  17. "New blood test for PCa [Parsortix] is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies"

    Medical news article:

    New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies [2019]



    Journal paper:

    Non-invasive Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate...
  18. [#185] Papers on Persistent PSA [2019] The...

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    Papers on Persistent PSA [2019]

    The impact of prostate‐specific antigen persistence after radical prostatectomy on the efficacy of salvage radiotherapy in patients with primary N0...
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    Hi MIKEinCNY. Here are some recent studies on...

    Hi MIKEinCNY. Here are some recent studies on what you appear to have, persistent PSA.


    The impact of prostate‐specific antigen persistence after radical prostatectomy on the efficacy of salvage...
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    But also read the four caveats in the section...

    But also read the four caveats in the section beginning "Our study must be interpreted in light of its limitations..."

    Djin
  21. Thread: PSA Results

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    Congrats to you and your husband, Honeybun! ...

    Congrats to you and your husband, Honeybun!

    An initial, undetectable PSA result marks the successful end of primary PCa treatment! As far as results, this is as good as it gets. You had a lot in...
  22. Targeted biopsy: better detection of high-grade PCa or the Will Rogers phenomenon?

    Targeted biopsy of the prostate: does this result in improvement in detection of high‐grade cancer or the occurrence of the Will Rogers phenomenon? [2019]



    [Empasis mine]
    I'm glad you asked...
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    [#141] Targeted biopsy of the prostate: does...

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    Targeted biopsy of the prostate: does this result in improvement in detection of high‐grade cancer or the occurrence of the Will Rogers phenomenon? [2019]
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    [#140] Optimising the number of cores for...

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    Optimising the number of cores for magnetic resonance imaging‐guided targeted and systematic transperineal prostate biopsy [2019]

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bju.14865
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    [#97] Radiotherapy to the primary tumour for...

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    Radiotherapy to the primary tumour for newly diagnosed, metastatic prostate cancer (STAMPEDE): a randomised controlled phase 3 trial [2018, Full Text]
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