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    Your pathology looks completely treatable and...

    Your pathology looks completely treatable and curable.. When shopping for treatments, be sure you talk with a Radiation Oncologist about radiation treatment. Much has changed with radiation over the...
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    Yeah...Positive margins with grade 4 PC...When...

    Yeah...Positive margins with grade 4 PC...When you talk to your RO about treatment (sooner is better than later) see what HE has to say about ADT.. How strongly does he recommend it in your case ?...
  3. All the guesswork ends when you stop the ADT for...

    All the guesswork ends when you stop the ADT for a few months..If your PSA remains undetectable, you are pretty much home free..If it starts moving upward, you know your journey is not over...
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    In the States, there is a Big trial underway...

    In the States, there is a Big trial underway called "Vision" NCT03511664. It's a phase 3 trial sponsored by Novartis at many locations..For good results, patients must have a high PSMA expression,...
  5. Thread: Brachytherapy

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    Every case is different..Never bet the farm on...

    Every case is different..Never bet the farm on what you read on these boards. What you find posted on the 'net can be very helpful, pitfalls to be avoided, but don't base your treatment decision on...
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    I did not migrate over to XXXXX..I signed up but...

    I did not migrate over to XXXXX..I signed up but I don't care for the format...

    It's too bad XXXXX lost TA because his knowledge was / is invaluable...I might go over there and rattle his cage and...
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    My PSA was 230 before I started dosetaxel chemo...

    My PSA was 230 before I started dosetaxel chemo treatments. After the second treatment, it had dropped to 143 so I was happy about that, it had been doubling every 28 days..But after the third...
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    Stage 4 Guys, Have You Tried This One ??

    Sooner or later the ADT (Lupron et-al), the Zytiga, the Xtandi and the Doxetaxel all stop working..Things can start to look pretty bleak..My Onco suggested I try Cyclophosphamide, an older, cheaper,...
  9. Thread: Saw palmetto

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    There are those who claim that IP-6 and Inositol...

    There are those who claim that IP-6 and Inositol can be useful when fighting cancer...
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    As others have mentioned, the very rapid doubling...

    As others have mentioned, the very rapid doubling time and the G-6 biopsy report don't jibe. What Can happen and does happen 30% of the time, the biopsy found the G-6 cancer but missed an area of...
  11. Thread: Saw palmetto

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    I agree with Another..I have tried all that...

    I agree with Another..I have tried all that stuff, all the vitamin store pills and none of them did anything except cost me money..It's a big racket. They should be banned and taken off the market..
  12. The grade "4" sample means AS would be pretty...

    The grade "4" sample means AS would be pretty risky.. If it were me, I would have it treated with curative intent..The URO will recommend surgery because that's what he does...But I would talk to a...
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    YOU decide what treatments you are willing...

    YOU decide what treatments you are willing endure..If you cut it short and your cancer returns, you may wish you had stuck with it....I would ask your MO / RO just how much added risk you expose...
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    G24, you should give this new development it's...

    G24, you should give this new development it's own new thread.. It could be important..
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    Yes, sounds like Trial # NCTO-3511664, where a...

    Yes, sounds like Trial # NCTO-3511664, where a new radio isotope is being evaluated.. They have had some spectacular results in Australia, patients dropping from a PSA of 200 to undetectable...Look...
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    I wonder how many other men get misled or mislead...

    I wonder how many other men get misled or mislead themselves into thinking a PSA test can diagnose cancer....
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    Kittrcat, I know it took great courage to put up...

    Kittrcat, I know it took great courage to put up your last post..It is of special significance to me as my journey parallels your father's, I'm about a year behind him, running out of things to try...
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    Frank, the two RO's you talked to are correct....

    Frank, the two RO's you talked to are correct. Save your money...
  19. 50 to 69 ? How about 50 to 64 ?? Because at 65...

    50 to 69 ? How about 50 to 64 ?? Because at 65 everything changes...
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    It IS possible some benign prostate tissue was...

    It IS possible some benign prostate tissue was left behind from the surgery..In that case, the 0.1 will be a stable number..But if some cancer was left behind or you have some micro-mets, the PSA...
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    It's true, you must heal up from the surgery...

    It's true, you must heal up from the surgery before you can begin radiation treatment but you should be good to go now..How old are you ? Are you fully continent? Your MO is trying to help you,...
  22. Thread: EBRT Concerns

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    Jerry, don't believe everything you find and read...

    Jerry, don't believe everything you find and read on the internet..Radiation Treatment has came a LONG ways over the last 5 or 10 years..The equipment used today (LINACS) are far more advanced and...
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    The person you want to discus ADT with is a MO,...

    The person you want to discus ADT with is a MO, not an RO or URO....
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    Six months is not to bad...The hot flashes,...

    Six months is not to bad...The hot flashes, especially at night, can be bothersome...And of course the sexual impact...Your muscles may start to break down, turn to fat...You can mitigate this by...
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    Another and Southsider gave good advice...Your...

    Another and Southsider gave good advice...Your Dad's diagnosis needs a little more work..The numbers just don't add up...
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