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    You can walk into the doctor's exam room with a...

    You can walk into the doctor's exam room with a big smile on your face. :)
  2. Welcome to the forum, provlima. Here's hoping...

    Welcome to the forum, provlima. Here's hoping you are just passing through and that your biopsy rules out PC.

    If you do get a positive diagnosis, you should consult with a top radiation...
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    Looks like the start of something very, very...

    Looks like the start of something very, very good! Keep it up!!
  4. Welcome to the forum, CG, Another thing that...

    Welcome to the forum, CG,

    Another thing that is VERY common after surgery is significant gas pain. This could be part of the answer.

    During the robotic surgery, they pump the abdomen full of...
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    I just adjusted the title a bit to this sticky. ...

    I just adjusted the title a bit to this sticky. It now says,
    "What I Need to Know about Da Vinci Surgery -- BEFORE & AFTER."
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    Hang in there, Sushi. Another has his best...

    Hang in there, Sushi. Another has his best interests in his heart and simply prefers the "tough love" type of approach. He is a very good contributor here and you will always get very direct -- and...
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    Welcome to the forum, Buckman, Sounds like...

    Welcome to the forum, Buckman,

    Sounds like your father is dealing with prostate cancer? Can you give us some details of his case? This will give us a better idea of his situation and will allow...
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    I was so very, very, very lucky to have had a...

    I was so very, very, very lucky to have had a textbook recovery & result from my 2011 prostatectomy. I did have a few gas pains, but nothing that I recall as terrible.

    All cases are different and...
  9. Welcome to the forum MKP, I'm glad to see you...

    Welcome to the forum MKP,

    I'm glad to see you have received a lot of wonderful advice. I agree with those saying you and your dad are wise for seeking a more immediate appointment than your...
  10. No need to be so snotty to Prato, Gary. This...

    No need to be so snotty to Prato, Gary. This forum is for the discussion of such topics, so there is no such thing as "ad nauseam" around here.

    Thanks,
    Chuck
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    Here's something you can tell your husband about...

    Here's something you can tell your husband about regarding Gleason 6, Star.

    Years ago, the marvelous Johns Hopkins did a study of all of their true Gleason 6 surgery patients. By that, I mean...
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    Hi Star -- and welcome to the forum. If you're...

    Hi Star -- and welcome to the forum. If you're referring to images of disease, wounds, etc, the forum's policy does not allow.

    In the meantime, I side with those who feel that AS is not an option...
  13. Thank you for the kind words, my friend! :)

    Thank you for the kind words, my friend! :)
  14. Welcome to the forum, JT, I join the others in...

    Welcome to the forum, JT,

    I join the others in feeling that you are NOT overreacting and would not be out of line to seek a second opinion. That is always a wise thing to do.

    I had a prostate...
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    I did not notice anything overtly commercial or...

    I did not notice anything overtly commercial or trying to lead the reader to a conclusion associated with a purchase request, etc, so I allowed it to stay. Thanks for being vigilant, though,...
  16. As far as I know, the seminal vesicles are always...

    As far as I know, the seminal vesicles are always removed along with the prostate, even when the nerves are being spared.

    I would consult with your urologist about the pain, though, and see if it...
  17. Welcome to the forum, Tom. Sounds like you've...

    Welcome to the forum, Tom.

    Sounds like you've really had a rocky road to travel. I hope things start improving for you in the future.

    Have you considered having an implant to control the...
  18. Welcome to the forum, Lizzy. Sorry to hear about...

    Welcome to the forum, Lizzy. Sorry to hear about your dad's diagnosis, but hoping that the tests indicate that it is still confined to his prostate.

    As the others have noted, surgery & radiation...
  19. Welcome to the forum, Kolby, My thoughts are...

    Welcome to the forum, Kolby,

    My thoughts are that you definitely DO need to have treatment. With six positive cores, active surveillance is probably not the best way to go, especially with your...
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    The best way to think of it is that ART is...

    The best way to think of it is that ART is PRE-PLANNED as part of the initial treatment plan -- surgery followed by radiation, with the radiation providing a one-two punch.

    SRT is something that...
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    No problem, ASA. I appreciate your help. ...

    No problem, ASA. I appreciate your help.

    Thanks much!
    Chuck :)
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    The great thing is that NOBODY dies from Gleason...

    The great thing is that NOBODY dies from Gleason 6 prostate cancer. With six positive cores, it is just a matter of the treatment he feels most comfortable and confidant with.

    Surgery and...
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    No problem, Gary. Harry needs to lighten up a...

    No problem, Gary. Harry needs to lighten up a bit.
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    ASA, I am kind of sensing the potential of a...

    ASA, I am kind of sensing the potential of a civil war in this forum between surgery and RT guys if you continue to behave this way.

    And I am going to put a stop to it right now.

    Nobody in this...
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    Good luck, Murphy. You're doing a lot of...

    Good luck, Murphy. You're doing a lot of homework and that could make all the difference in the world. :)
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