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    I wouldn't be too strict about terminology --...

    I wouldn't be too strict about terminology -- it's what some docs and researchers themselves use, e.g.

    Systematic review and economic modelling of the relative clinical benefit and...
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    Hello EV and Welcome to the Forum! A few...

    Hello EV and Welcome to the Forum!

    A few questions:


    Are there specific ways in which we might help you?

    Are the mood swings in your opinion basically due to having to deal with your...
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    [#152] Comparison of Radical Prostatectomy...

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    Comparison of Radical Prostatectomy Versus Radiation and Androgen Deprivation Therapy Strategies as Primary Treatment for High-risk Localized Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and...
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    Hi Barb, That's great PSA news! Congrats! I...

    Hi Barb,

    That's great PSA news! Congrats!

    I have no experience with this and little knowledge in this area, but, as your doc mentioned, this might be a stricture at the anastamosis (the join...
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    Very good! This was not a wasted biopsy! If the...

    Very good! This was not a wasted biopsy! If the PSA continues to rise and/or future imaging shows anything additional, I think a repeat biopsy will be in your future. But this baseline will prove its...
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    [#134] Validation of the NCCN prostate cancer...

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    Validation of the NCCN prostate cancer favorable- and unfavorable-intermediate risk groups among men treated with I-125 low dose rate brachytherapy monotherapy [2019]
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    [#133] Combined Androgen Blockade in Localized...

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    Combined Androgen Blockade in Localized Prostate Cancer Treated With Definitive Radiation Therapy [2019, Full Text]

    https://jnccn.org/view/journals/jnccn/17/12/article-p1497.xml
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    [#106] Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for...

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    Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Recurrence. A Meta-analysis [2019]
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  9. Make sure you bring your meter to a visit, so you...

    Make sure you bring your meter to a visit, so you can check it against the office reading. Even though I purchased the brand they prefer, the diastolic was off by 10 mm.

    Djin
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    Welcome to the Other Side! All the best for a...

    Welcome to the Other Side! All the best for a good recovery and path report!

    Djin
  11. [#131] Prospective study to define the clinical...

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    Prospective study to define the clinical utility and benefit of Decipher testing in men following prostatectomy [2019, Full Text]

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41391-019-0185-7
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  12. I wonder if your source for this was Oscar...

    I wonder if your source for this was Oscar Levant's autobiography My Brother Was an Only Child.
  13. You're right to be vigilant, Trex. It really is...

    You're right to be vigilant, Trex. It really is nature and nurture. Germline testing for inherited disease risk is becoming more popular as we identify the responsible genetic predispositions.
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    Time to smile, relax, and let your medical team...

    Time to smile, relax, and let your medical team work for you! You've done the countdown to surgery. Now the count-up to recovery and good health begins.

    Djin
  15. Childhood cancers are an exception, I believe....

    Childhood cancers are an exception, I believe. Evolution works to get through child-bearing and rearing. Everything else is gravy, and our toxic environment, sure has been helping cancer out. We've...
  16. Metastatic strategies work in what is the...

    Metastatic strategies work in what is the relatively long-term -- often many years -- and do not usually kill the host (ourselves) quickly. We know that for the who progress from BCR to clinical...
  17. Egads! We're up against military strategy in the fight against metastases!

    How Prostate Cancer Cells Use Strategy Instead of Brute Force to Achieve Metastasis [2019, Full Text]

    (Click on "Download pdf" for the Full Text)



    From the Full Text:
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    [#80] How Prostate Cancer Cells Use Strategy...

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    How Prostate Cancer Cells Use Strategy Instead of Brute Force to Achieve Metastasis [2019, Full Text]

    https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/11/12/1928

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  19. I believe not -- PSMA-based scans, like the...

    I believe not -- PSMA-based scans, like the 68Ga-PSMA one used in the study above, are based on getting a very specific antigen (Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen) on the prostate-cancer cell...
  20. Topic (C) has one or two head-to-head scan...

    Topic (C) has one or two head-to-head scan comparisons. We are still in the discover/development stage to find the best radionuclide(s). 18Ga-PSMA is eliminated by the kidney -- lesions at the...
  21. Good job! A fine example of being your own...

    Good job! A fine example of being your own advocate -- carry on!

    Djin
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    Well done and congrats to you, Busby! Raise a...

    Well done and congrats to you, Busby! Raise a glass to Good News Only going forward!

    Djin
  23. Thread: Vein reflux

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    Looks like you have a resolution coming up! ...

    Looks like you have a resolution coming up!

    Happy unveiling,!

    Djin
  24. 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET in Decision-Making for Intermediate and High Risk PCa

    Impact of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET staging on clinical decision-making in patients with intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer [2019]



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    Europe and Australia are ahead of the U.S....
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    [#148] Impact of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET staging on...

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    Impact of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET staging on clinical decision-making in patients with intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer [2019]

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31802175
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