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  1. Babs, regarding your comment... “When faced with...

    Babs, regarding your comment... “When faced with PCa, most men operate with the rational logical stuff — even as they approach a significant threat to their mortality.”....I respectfully disagree. I...
  2. Thread: PSA Results

    by Pratoman
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    Congrats to you and your Husband, Honeybun, and...

    Congrats to you and your Husband, Honeybun, and to you too Duck.
    No move forward and squeeze the juice out of life. Every day is a gift for us all
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    Thanks Djin

    Thanks Djin
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    Thanks again for all of the additional responses....

    Thanks again for all of the additional responses. I agree, that not only is a biopsy not called for, but at this level of PSA the chance of finding something is probably 5% if there is something to...
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    Mosth it’s a marathon for sure. Be kind to...

    Mosth it’s a marathon for sure. Be kind to yourself as you go through this. And take care of your body. Lots of exercise, good diet, and sleep as needed.
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    Thanks guys. It’s nerve wracking. It also brings...

    Thanks guys. It’s nerve wracking. It also brings back memories, because my rise was slow and steady.
    He knows not to have sex or lift heavy weights or ride a bike for 2 days prior to the test. He...
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    Question about Sons PSA

    I don't post much here any more but read the posts daily. This time i have a question and i want to get as many answers as possible to figure out if i am off the charts needlessly worrying or not.
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  8. Thread: Iím back

    by Pratoman
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    It's freaky to see .02 after years of zero's. I...

    It's freaky to see .02 after years of zero's. I know from experience, and i was only 2 years out of surgery when i got my first .02. But at this point, its a big nothingburger. Especially since if it...
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    Rob, whatever the reason, i'm glad to see that...

    Rob, whatever the reason, i'm glad to see that your PSA remains undetectable (whatever undetectable is at your lab).
    Have the Drs given you any reason why your T is not rising after such a long...
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    Busby, everyone is different. But as Steve said,...

    Busby, everyone is different. But as Steve said, going in, in good shape gives you an advantage. I was on HT for 6 months,in conjunction with SRT i had side effects, including weight gain, around the...
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    Great news Dave. The “tell” will be when the ADT...

    Great news Dave.
    The “tell” will be when the ADT wears off and T recovers.
    But for now, enjoy the “<“ any way it comes
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    Djin, so glad to read about the great PSA result....

    Djin, so glad to read about the great PSA result. Keep on keepin on.
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    JD, that is great news!

    JD, that is great news!
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    The Eligard will stop the PCa in its tracks, it...

    The Eligard will stop the PCa in its tracks, it will get your PSA down fast, and it will weaken the cancer cells making them more susceptible to the radiation.
    Hormone Therapy is not that bad for...
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    Well then, sounds like you’ve got your bases...

    Well then, sounds like you’ve got your bases covered.
    You probably know this, but your prognosis is likely good for a long life. It’s scary going thru the decision making process, but prostate...
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    Honeybun, look at Daveís signature, his PSA went...

    Honeybun, look at Daveís signature, his PSA went from undetectable to .06, .07 and the .10. He chose early treatment, as I did.

    The urinary issues and erectile function issues have been covered....
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    SW, I strongly agree with another that aggressive...

    SW, I strongly agree with another that aggressive treatment is called for. While Epstein atvJH is the gold standard for prostate pathology, he only saw the tissue that was taken on biopsy, which is...
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    Sammy, I would second the suggestion of sending...

    Sammy, I would second the suggestion of sending the biopsy slides to Johns Hopkins, here is a link to the information you need: http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/services/secondopinion.cfm# . You...
  19. Tim, MyRo was. Michael Zelefsky, pretty well...

    Tim, MyRo was. Michael Zelefsky, pretty well known and respected, very involved in research at MSKCC. He told me that with PSA of .1 or more he would clearly want HT. But with my PSA at .01, he still...
  20. Tim, itís quite uncanny how similar our post...

    Tim, itís quite uncanny how similar our post surgical pathology and outcomes are. Actually, almost exactly the same. So I felt compelled to respond. At 2 years post op, my PSA became detectable,...
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    Great post by another. Zebra, as others have...

    Great post by another.

    Zebra, as others have said your experience is pretty common. I’ve gone through situations like that I talk to the doctor if it’s the doctor I really want to stay with him...
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    If I understand correctly Zebra, you’re not...

    If I understand correctly Zebra, you’re not pissed that you weren’t sedated, you’re pissed that the Drs office lied to you. If that’s the case, you’ve got every right IMO, to be pissed.
    How do you...
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    I’m coming to the end of my 3 month shot back in...

    I’m coming to the end of my 3 month shot back in November. Next week will be exactly 3 mo this. I don’t know how exacting the “3 month” period is. But FWIW, the hot flashes and sweats while not gone...
  24. Thread: Good news

    by Pratoman
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    MM, congrats, that’s great. I remember when you...

    MM, congrats, that’s great.
    I remember when you first came here and were pretty messed up after your pathology was revealed. And here you are no, giving back.
    You’ve come a long way,
    So happy for...
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    To PO1Guys point, AFTER surgery, my very...

    To PO1Guys point, AFTER surgery, my very accomplished surgeon told me that my chance of any recurrence is less than 5%. I just finished SRT and ADT for BCR. That taaught me to never listen to...
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