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    79 or 78 is average American male life...

    79 or 78 is average American male life expectancy. And its dropping.
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    These are statistics of metastisis discovered...

    These are statistics of metastisis discovered after surgery?
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    The risk in numbers. According to your info 1 in...

    The risk in numbers. According to your info 1 in 5 men with G8 - 10 are at low risk to metatisize? Really? I can only imagine the numbers being used are too small and not a real statistical sample of...
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    He had a second opinion on the gleason grade.

    He had a second opinion on the gleason grade.
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    Rather than defining cancer low, intermediate, or...

    Rather than defining cancer low, intermediate, or high risk let's define it as; can it metastisize or not and when.

    G3 - no and never
    G4 and 5 - yes and anybody's guess and 5 will be faster.
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    There is one sure thing about the presence of...

    There is one sure thing about the presence of cancer. If you are uncertain, wait and your doubt will be resolved.
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    PSA more than doubling from 3.8 to 9 in 7 months...

    PSA more than doubling from 3.8 to 9 in 7 months while on testosterone supplements.

    Second opinion on grading already completed and upgraded to 3+4.

    The percentage of cancer in the samples is...
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    My opinion knowing nothing else, have surgery. ...

    My opinion knowing nothing else, have surgery. As a young man you will want a long game. If it's acting up now it will not slow down, but speed up as you age. Starting with surgery gives you that...
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    And the cowpers gland can still produce pre...

    And the cowpers gland can still produce pre ejaculate fluid combined with urine to give the volume you experienced.
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    Yep. Everything has side effects.

    Yep. Everything has side effects.
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    And good for depression.

    And good for depression.
  12. Do I want a radiation oncologost (RO)? Do I...

    Do I want a radiation oncologost (RO)?

    Do I want a medical oncologost (MO) or both?

    Do I want to be treated at a cancer center of excellence?

    Am I a candidate for; surgery, HDR...
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    Djust and working man are heading for treatment,...

    Djust and working man are heading for treatment, imo. Djust first. Don't mess with G7. Especially when it begins to create volume.

    Working man had a steadily rising PSA picking up velocity.
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    You're right about the possibility, but not a...

    You're right about the possibility, but not a forgone conclusion its happened yet. It's a two part problem. Cleaning up the bed, if you can, is part one. Dealing with distant metastasis is part...
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    Being concerned and nervous is the appropriate...

    Being concerned and nervous is the appropriate reaction so you're good there.

    The drop in PSA is interesting, but irrelevant at this point.

    Your 44% risk of cancer is your risk today. The other...
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    I have no experience except what I've read here. ...

    I have no experience except what I've read here. HT sounds like it's the tougher of the two. What's the risk in adding in radiation?
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    Your visit with the Anderson team will bring it...

    Your visit with the Anderson team will bring it all into focus for you. Be patient and do your homework. You path will reveal itself to you when you're ready.

    You're young to step over surgery...
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    Eagerly await the results of these studies.

    Eagerly await the results of these studies.
  19. Thank you for your persistence in working with...

    Thank you for your persistence in working with me. I yield to the study findings on it's impact on mortality. As you know, I'm not a fan of mortality as the only study measure with PC. Here is an...
  20. I'll take the third man's problem. That's...

    I'll take the third man's problem. That's background noise, and he's on top of it.

    Second man is obviously heading for treatment.

    First man is clueless regardless of his good fortune.
  21. Yet general infromation on boards such as Hopkins...

    Yet general infromation on boards such as Hopkins and/or Mayo do not advise its use yet and it is noted with caution in the presence of cancer on drug information sites.

    I am suspicious of the...
  22. Bingo! Especially when the natural treatment...

    Bingo!

    Especially when the natural treatment area for localized BCR is so small ro begin with. It appears we are trying to collapse two different treatment methods; post RP treatment of the bed...
  23. For you guys, Djin is a good example of the use...

    For you guys, Djin is a good example of the use of finasteride. He had 9 biopsies eventually finding a small higher grade cancer. Whether it was there all the time or the finasteride generated it is...
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    You have shared no explanation for your very...

    You have shared no explanation for your very unusually low PSA. Wait 3 months and take another test. That said:

    How old are you and how long is your estimated life expectancy? Under 60 and...
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    Could be. Lots of men find themselves in not so...

    Could be. Lots of men find themselves in not so good a position for enabling bad doctors in telling them what they want to hear.

    How many men do you think ask for antibiotics from their urologist...
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