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    Semiramide, in n.2, don't you mean "Prior to a...

    Semiramide, in n.2, don't you mean "Prior to a blood draw for PSA testing"?

    Djin
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    Do not worry about a delay; however, I think you...

    Do not worry about a delay; however, I think you are headed for a biopsy. Whenever my PSA went up a little more than what was expected from my BPH, a biopsy was suggested, which I always did. In...
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    A similar explanation is possible: perhaps a...

    A similar explanation is possible: perhaps a small spot of PNI was spotted by one pathologist and not the other. Some amount of PNI is very common (perhaps >80% of men) at the time the whole prostate...
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    Are you referring to PIN (Prostatic...

    Are you referring to PIN (Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia) or PNI (Perineural Invasion)? Assuming it's the former, usually only high-grade (as opposed to insignificant low-grade) is reported in a...
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    That's very good news all around, Jerry! You got...

    That's very good news all around, Jerry! You got back a report that few expect, from a G9 (4+5) to a G7 (3+4). All adverse features are accounted for and they are all negative. You can file the path...
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    Tell your wife she is absolutely correct and that...

    Tell your wife she is absolutely correct and that this is a strict policy we adopt in the Forum: when you are finished talking about your penis, it's time for another Forum Brother to talk about his...
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    As I mentioned, if the RP pathologist found no...

    As I mentioned, if the RP pathologist found no G5, then the biopsy slides should also be reviewed. Otherwise the full path report may have mentioned "tertiary 5".

    (In a study of >7600 specimens,...
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    Hi Sushi and Welcome to the Forum! I'll make a...

    Hi Sushi and Welcome to the Forum! I'll make a guess that you are in Europe from your use of a decimal comma rather than a decimal point :)

    I would second the advantages of a biopsy. The only...
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    Hi jerryrs. Give your healing and recovery plenty...

    Hi jerryrs. Give your healing and recovery plenty of time. In my case, I saw progress daily for few weeks, then weekly for a few months, and finally monthly. Your mileage may vary. When I brought up...
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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...
  14. 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...
  18. 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
  19. "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...
  25. Thread: PSA Results

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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