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    The SBRT protocol is a new one and the equipment...

    The SBRT protocol is a new one and the equipment is new. Bringing everyone in the radiology racket onboard takes time- selling, installing and training staff to work it. Meanwhile other equipment...
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    Is shrinking the prostate first with ADT,...

    Is shrinking the prostate first with ADT, followed by nuking it with radiation work out well for BPH as well? Or do hormone treatments take too long to reduce the size of the prostate?
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    When I became a prostate patient at UPMC, they...

    When I became a prostate patient at UPMC, they handed me a written booklet, briefly outlining the various treatments offered, the positives and negatives about each one. I thought it was a nice...
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    Looks decent, really good chance this is being...

    Looks decent, really good chance this is being put to rest without further treatments.

    Of course, it could be better, but you are at a top tier institution for this kind of thing. Are you...
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    If someone stays on AS for literally decades, it...

    If someone stays on AS for literally decades, it was the literally "right" decision as it worked out, even if it was stumbled upon by the patient's angst and went against the averages.
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    I think this is pretty unusual. I would think...

    I think this is pretty unusual. I would think that a tumor big enough to metastasize would produce more PSA than that.
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    There is a relatively high chance of a false negative prostate biopsy.

    Since you did have a disturbing rise in PSA, they want to ascertain the reason for this.

    An MRI and/or repeat biopsy in 6...
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    Anxiety as well as other emotions play a huge...

    Anxiety as well as other emotions play a huge part of these decisions, along with reasoned thought.

    After all, we aren't urologists here, and even those trained in the field can never be certain...
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    People do recover from radical prostatectomy and...

    People do recover from radical prostatectomy and are able to perform as they could afterwards. However, the healing process does take time, and although you are a young guy at 57 among your prostate...
  10. Thread: What a year

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    2020 should definitely be a better year for you,...

    2020 should definitely be a better year for you, you got a lot of grief out of the way in 2019.

    Be thankful that you can access a world class medical facility at Cleveland Clinic for your problems.
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    You may have a point. When someone does have...

    You may have a point.

    When someone does have treatment, the anxiety is often cranked up even more, particularly PSA text anxiety.

    The possibility of a fluctuation of 0.1 or 0.2 in PSA is a lot...
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    I wouldn't be surprised. It wasn't that long ago...

    I wouldn't be surprised. It wasn't that long ago that a diagnosis of syphilis meant long treatment with mercury pills and ointments and sometimes severe side effects.

    The possibility of a blood...
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    I don't think it will cancel the surgery,...

    I don't think it will cancel the surgery, however, do make a note to tell the doctor in regards to this. They will be giving you a course of antibiotics or two as a prophylactic against infection...
  14. I'd say its pretty significant, as the test shows...

    I'd say its pretty significant, as the test shows that your PC is *not* castrate resistant
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    The first urologist I saw with my PC was anxious...

    The first urologist I saw with my PC was anxious to operate as well in early 2014. My small amount of Gleason 6 was described as "intermediate" in aggressiveness. When 10 is the top of the scale,...
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    I wouldn't be one to assign the cause of this to...

    I wouldn't be one to assign the cause of this to "greed" at all.

    I'd rather think that urologists believe that their surgery is effective and beneficial and will help their patients. I don't...
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    That's exactly what you are looking for. The...

    That's exactly what you are looking for. The fact that your husband's PSA score is only modestly elevated with a score of 5 is certainly a favorable sign as well.
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    As a general rule, doctors wait a minimum of 6-8...

    As a general rule, doctors wait a minimum of 6-8 weeks after a biopsy before they do a radical prostatectomy.

    They usually want to give the prostate time to "settle down" before they cut it out....
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    Dr. Tully has a video online where he chats about...

    Dr. Tully has a video online where he chats about robotic surgery, you can certainly view it and ask him how your case differs from the one he is doing here and what problems he see with your...
  20. You made a good decision to move your treatment...

    You made a good decision to move your treatment to a leading cancer center like MSK. Your cancer seems to be pretty aggressive from the information that you've shared, to have gone from surgery to...
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    Sometimes errors are made "on purpose" as a...

    Sometimes errors are made "on purpose" as a workaround to assure that the institution gets paid. 25 years or so ago, I was working on a medical claim where the transgendered patient attempted to...
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    This is what I think it comes down to. Whether...

    This is what I think it comes down to. Whether a more sensitive- and more expensive- test could mean a change in the treatment plan. If in the case of the OP, the doctor has no intention of...
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    Just because the record of the examination is in...

    Just because the record of the examination is in your specialist's records doesn't mean that he did an exam at all. These electronic records are insidious. If you had seen another doctor at the...
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    Not all patients would benefit from ultra...

    Not all patients would benefit from ultra sensitive testing. In cases of lower risk, physicians are not going to change the treatment plan over small fluctuations in PSA scores.
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    Peace of mind would certainly be a really good...

    Peace of mind would certainly be a really good reason. But for some patients I could see where more accurate tests might actually create more anxiety.
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