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    They did not, but they took a whole bunch of...

    They did not, but they took a whole bunch of blood (7 vials, I think) last time and may have that info, but just have not shared it because they didn't think I could understand the data. I will ask...
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    Hi all you guys, Thanks for the answers and...

    Hi all you guys,

    Thanks for the answers and conversation. I may be repeating myself, but the RO did mention that surgery, if it's the decision, would reduce the volume of the cancer and therefore...
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    2nd visit to Dana-Farber, new meds

    Hi Gang,

    I had my 2nd visit to Dana-Farber on 6/25. During this visit I had blood work, consulted with the Radiation Oncologist for the first time and got my meds changed.

    I have been on...
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    Hey Duck, The Venlafaxine was prescribed...

    Hey Duck,

    The Venlafaxine was prescribed mostly for pre-existing depression issues, not the diagnosis. That just made it worse. The bonus side effect would be suppression of hot flashes due to ADT.
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    Thank, all of you for your encouraging words. ...

    Thank, all of you for your encouraging words. Feeling a little better after several days on the Casodex and Venlafaxine.

    I presume I will be getting the Lupron shot on the 25th. Can anyone shed...
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    Had my appointments with MO and RO at Dana-Farber...

    Had my appointments with MO and RO at Dana-Farber last Friday. I first just want to say how impressed I was with everything about that experience. I'm glad I'm going there, instead of something...
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    No MRI results at this point, consults @ DF...

    No MRI results at this point, consults @ DF coming up at the end of this next week.

    Nervous af. Inevitable is inevitable, but sheesh. :(
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    Thanks for the well-wishes, you guys!

    Thanks for the well-wishes, you guys!
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    Minor details: Originally scheduled for MRI...

    Minor details:

    Originally scheduled for MRI tomorrow night at 9PM, MRI place calls yesterday morning to let me know they "don't do that test" and to call my Uro and have them refer me elsewhere. ...
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    I have two appointments at DF on 6/7 and already...

    I have two appointments at DF on 6/7 and already a follow-up scheduled on 6/25. I'm having an MRI locally, next Thursday. So things are happening!

    Thanks for the wishes and luck. Friends and...
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    Hi DJin, I just updated my sig with biopsy...

    Hi DJin, I just updated my sig with biopsy results. I am not sure i know which parts of the CT scan results to even refer to. The "Impression" is "No findings suspicious for metatstatic disease",...
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    Hi everyone, I will update my sig shortly, but...

    Hi everyone,

    I will update my sig shortly, but here's what's transpired in my case since the last update:

    I had CT and bone scans on 5/15. The results of both are in and they both are...
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    Hi I'm not the least bit worried about the...

    Hi

    I'm not the least bit worried about the scans, which will happen Wed the 15th. They're going to inject the dye at 9, drink oral contrast liquid at 945, CT @ 11, bone scan @ 12.

    I'm more...
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    Thanks, guys. I was supposed to see the...

    Thanks, guys.

    I was supposed to see the urologist again on the 15th regroup and get set up for the next round of testing. His office called me this morning and asked where they should fax the...
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    Hi folks! Had my biopsy Monday. Supposed to...

    Hi folks!

    Had my biopsy Monday. Supposed to see doc on the 15th for results - he called today instead.

    all 12 cores positive for aggressive PCa. Gleason score 9.

    seeing him on the 15th to...
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    Hey LakeRat, I'm checking in here because we...

    Hey LakeRat,

    I'm checking in here because we are reasonably similar in age and size and I get that being large plays a role in this whole deal in multiple ways. I'm 59yo, about 265 and just short...
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    Im very glad to read you being so chipper! I'm...

    Im very glad to read you being so chipper! I'm still at the point where I don't even know what's going on, but it's already hugely stressful. It's great to see a guy who is upbeat after such a...
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    I didn't get any antibiotics yet because the...

    I didn't get any antibiotics yet because the recital swab, done to identify which antibiotic was best suited to my particular flora, could not be done on a Friday, due to turnaround time. It is...
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    For what it's worth, I have a family history of...

    For what it's worth, I have a family history of aortic aneurysm and I already told them that. I also told them I have a sensitivity to Clindamycin I'm allergic to penicillin, so hopefully they...
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    I will ask them about that, but the uro already...

    I will ask them about that, but the uro already described the process and it sounded distinctly like the regular kind.
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    Hi everybody I just got out of my urologist...

    Hi everybody

    I just got out of my urologist appointment about 10 minutes ago. My wife went with me. The urologist I dealt with did a DRE and very quickly declared that it felt anything but...
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    Hi gang, Tomorrow is my first Uro appt and...

    Hi gang,

    Tomorrow is my first Uro appt and although I've gotten better about worrying in the last week, I can feel it ramping up again. I probably won't get any more certain answers to anything...
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    If you google truck drivers and prostate cancer...

    If you google truck drivers and prostate cancer there's lots of references to it, many of them on sites aimed at the profession.

    There's also this, which is a little too statistics-heavy for me...
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    Thanks for the financial pointers, I hope I don't...

    Thanks for the financial pointers, I hope I don't need them!

    Professional drivers supposedly have a 4X greater chance of developing aggressive forms of PC, according to multiple sources I've seen....
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    I wasn't expecting a PSA test, nor was my Dr....

    I wasn't expecting a PSA test, nor was my Dr. planning to give me a DRE or to order the PSA test. It was a routine physical during which I brought up what I figured might be prostate issues based...
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