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    Hi Marq2! Great Update and Great Decision....

    Hi Marq2! Great Update and Great Decision. Congrats!

    I spent my entire career in surgery but I had never been a patient in a hospital. I anticipated experiencing some degree of concern and fear...
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    Hi djust! I can't offer a novice speculative...

    Hi djust! I can't offer a novice speculative opinion except to quote Another: "Glad you got it out!"
    Dj has masterfully covered the key Path points. As always, discuss all of the details with...
  3. Hi Steve! Very sorry that "the spot" has now...

    Hi Steve! Very sorry that "the spot" has now been determined or strongly suspected to be a metastatic lesion.

    Some questions:

    - Is there any discussion of getting a biopsy of the lesion?
    ...
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    Hi Mrclueless! Welcome to The Forum. Sorry to...

    Hi Mrclueless! Welcome to The Forum. Sorry to see that AS is coming to an end but very glad to see that AS "bought" you an extra 6 years prior to treatment.

    Now is the time to convert from to...
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    TY garyi! Fascinating information!!! You...

    TY garyi! Fascinating information!!! You obviously prefer high altitude subjects! Going to have to reread a few times to get it distilled down to sea level and then digest and absorb the key...
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    I need to restate and clarify to avoid confusion...

    I need to restate and clarify to avoid confusion and misinterpretation of Neuroendocrine (NE) PCa. The key points are:

    - HT is an essential weapon in the current armory to subdue PCa.
    - NE is...
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    Another perfect "hit the nail on the head"...

    Another perfect "hit the nail on the head" statement by Another!!!


    Dj's references show that not only is PCa heterogeneous but it can 'evolve' to a more lethal subtype => Neuroendocrine PCa...
  8. After reading this helpful Thread by Dj, I am...

    After reading this helpful Thread by Dj, I am going to create "PSA <0.04 & Good Clear Margins" Holiday Good Wish Cards!

    MF
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    Re: Recent Comments by Dr. Patrick C. Walsh & The Forum

    Thank you ASAdvocate for initiating this important thread!

    Some points of interest/discussion:

    1. HB Carter, MD, also warned of the dangers of overtreatment in the face of BCR.

    2. In 2012,...
  10. Thread: What a year

    by Michael F
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    Hi D2! Very sorry to read of this new unwanted...

    Hi D2! Very sorry to read of this new unwanted development with your wife. Early detection and Stage I diagnosis is the best pathway to 100% Cure.

    Like PCa, approximately 95% of Breast Cancers...
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    by Michael F
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    Hi redbelly7! Hope you had a Great Thanksgiving...

    Hi redbelly7! Hope you had a Great Thanksgiving down in "SOWEGA!"

    Re "No cancer in 34 lymph nodes:" A possible culprit that the Vascular MD will likely look to rule in or out is:
    ...
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    Hi Meandvls! Welcome to The Forum! I'm not...

    Hi Meandvls! Welcome to The Forum!

    I'm not a firefighter BUT my gym buddy is a Captain in our county Fire Dept. When arriving at a scene, you are trained to do a rapid assessment and take...
  13. Welcome nj1168! Sorry that you have arrived at...

    Welcome nj1168! Sorry that you have arrived at The Forum with an ongoing battle with PCa. You will receive lots of support from all and suggestions from those with similar experiences.

    When...
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    Hi Marq2! The video link provided by Southsider...

    Hi Marq2! The video link provided by Southsider is 9 years old but still very highly enlightening. The equipment used today has been upgraded since the video was produced and thus is even more...
  15. Thread: 4Kscore =18%

    by Michael F
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    Welcome Nevada Bob! Glad you have found The...

    Welcome Nevada Bob! Glad you have found The Forum and are actively asking questions and seeking correct information. Good job!

    Let's get things into proper perspective:

    1. Re "Do I want a...
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    Hi star0210! IMO, this likely is NOT error! ...

    Hi star0210! IMO, this likely is NOT error!

    The Facts:

    - Allograft (cadaver bone) is supplied by and billed by the Hospital as an implant. .

    - Autograft (bone harvested from the patient...
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    Hi TD! Not sure about how this redundancy of...

    Hi TD! Not sure about how this redundancy of service continues to appear in the MD Notes. It could be an error that gets replicated each visit. Also, it may not be an error.

    Did your insurer...
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    Hi 35coupe! Cyberknife is hypofractionated...

    Hi 35coupe!

    Cyberknife is hypofractionated SBRT. i.e. It is SBRT with the total dose delivered in 5 fractions usually across a period of about 1 week.

    FBs with SBRT experience will chime...
  19. Radiation does have the benefit of never having...

    Radiation does have the benefit of never having Positive Margins (PM) which can only result from surgical cutting. Also EPEs are never an issue with radiation.

    Bottom line is the patient must...
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    Congrats wbigs! No need to worry. Your 1st post...

    Congrats wbigs! No need to worry. Your 1st post RP PSA result now makes you a member of "Club Zero!"

    IMO, based on your Path Report status, you are not a candidate to be monitored via uPSA. ...
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    Hi djust! Welcome to "The Good Side of RP!" ...

    Hi djust! Welcome to "The Good Side of RP!"

    Sorry that you had a bit of a rough go early on. Glad all is now going much better.

    Follow all of the post op instructions to the letter. Lots...
  22. Hi Marq2! Welcome to The Forum. Sorry that you...

    Hi Marq2! Welcome to The Forum. Sorry that you have been unwillingly drafted into "The PCa Club" but keep in mind that you will soon be checking out of this club permanently!!!

    As your new...
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    TY D2 for forcing us to slog through a commentary...

    TY D2 for forcing us to slog through a commentary that is viscous as wet cement!!! I'm not sure what ,if any, conclusions are reached. We'll have to defer to Dj's analysis! I "think" the takeaway...
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    Hi harry! Welcome back to The Forum! I noticed...

    Hi harry! Welcome back to The Forum! I noticed in your long past posts that you may have had a previous battle with CA. So it appears that you have your disease(s) well under control and overall...
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    ddayglo: You still did not answer and have never...

    ddayglo: You still did not answer and have never answered, any of the 3 questions in Post # 63?!?!? Please don't feel like I am picking on you (but I am - slightly!) However, I try to emphasize...
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