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    I think you mean a standard radical...

    I think you mean a standard radical prostatectomy, or RP, which, however, removes the entire prostate, not just the cancerous parts.

    Yes, a RP, proton therapy, and SBRT are all reasonable ways of...
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    Hi NonQ. If you could create a signature file, it...

    Hi NonQ. If you could create a signature file, it will help others in replying to your specifics and also save you from having to keep typing the info. There is a sticky near the top of the main...
  3. Hi Steve. Sorry about your recent PSA upswing,...

    Hi Steve. Sorry about your recent PSA upswing, but you seem to be in the best of care -- Let's see if your new cocktail can't kick your PSA back down (methinks you left the decimal off your last...
  4. Thread: Psa after Rp

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    I don't think the comment about variability in...

    I don't think the comment about variability in the 4th edition is correct:



    If you look at the my Labcorp uPSA results and those of other FBs, you'll see that while there is test-to-test...
  5. Thread: Psa after Rp

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    Honeybun, Sorry if that was TMI :). For you and...

    Honeybun, Sorry if that was TMI :). For you and your husband, I think you'll be fine with whatever PSA test your doc orders. You do not need a 3-decimal test! The official definition/mark of...
  6. NICE Guidance Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management (June 2019)

    A revision of the NICE Guidance – Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management was published yesterday. The Full Text is available online. Here is an editorial about it and a link to it. (NICE is a...
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    [#125] NICE guidelines on prostate cancer 2019...

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    NICE guidelines on prostate cancer 2019 [2019, Editorial]

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bju.14815


    NICE Guidance – Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management [2019,...
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    [#124] Post-Treatment Survey on Prostate Cancer...

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    Post-Treatment Survey on Prostate Cancer Patients: Comparing Brachytherapy and Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy [2019]
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    [#98] Efficacy Results of a Randomized Trial of...

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    Efficacy Results of a Randomized Trial of Prostate HDR Monotherapy in Either One or Two Fractions for Low and Intermediate Risk Disease [2019]
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    [#97] Survival Outcomes and Toxicity of...

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    Survival Outcomes and Toxicity of Brachytherapy (BT) versus External Beam (EBRT) Boost in the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis [2019]
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    [#96] Analysis of Radiation Dose to Structures...

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    Analysis of Radiation Dose to Structures Involved in Penile Erections in Men Undergoing MRI-Based Prostate High Dose Rate Brachytherapy [2019]
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  12. Thread: Psa after Rp

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    Further to Another's comment above that anxiety...

    Further to Another's comment above that anxiety will exist with any PSA test: You can make a case that the fewer the number of decimal places, any decreased anxiety over minor fluctuations and...
  13. [#118] Dairy Product Consumption and Prostate...

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    Dairy Product Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk in the US (P05-034-19) [2019]

    https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/3/Supplement_1/nzz030.P05-034-19/5517945
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    [#124] 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Does it predict adverse...

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    68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Does it predict adverse pathology findings at radical prostatectomy? [2019]

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1078143919302017



    [Emphasis mine]
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    [#123] Comparison of Magnetic Resonance...

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    Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-stratified Clinical Pathways and Systematic Transrectal Ultrasound-guided Biopsy Pathway for the Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer:...
  16. Thread: Kegals

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    The correct spelling will help....you don't want...

    The correct spelling will help....you don't want a recipe for a noodle casserol/pudding (kugel)....or maybe you do.
  17. This concurs with other studies that have...

    This concurs with other studies that have recommended the same for biopsy-naive men. We've seen at least one Forum Brother for whom the target(s) came up negative in the biopsy, but significant...
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    I suspect that the two 0.1 readings were not done...

    I suspect that the two 0.1 readings were not done with a uPSA test (otherwise more decimals should have been reported!) But if BCR has been taking place, and his PSA crept up from something very low...
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    Keep in mind that ddayglo had G7 (4+3), not G6...

    Keep in mind that ddayglo had G7 (4+3), not G6 (3+3). Anything from G7 to G10 can metastasize. Clearly that can happen only if prostate cells were left behind at the time of prostate removal. It can...
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    Ddayglo, the higher your PSA, the better the...

    Ddayglo, the higher your PSA, the better the chances of the newer, more sensitive PET scans revealing the site/sources of a confirmed rise. If it's local to the prostate bed or a pelvic node, SRT...
  21. In 2009 one of the working groups of the...

    In 2009 one of the working groups of the International Soc. for Urological Pathology Concenus Conference found no consensus about whole mounts vs blocks or about sampling method and left these to the...
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    Tumor slides are often kept for 5-10 years,...

    Tumor slides are often kept for 5-10 years, tissue blocks for 10. This can vary by institute and by state. It is increasingly being recognized that tumor tissue is precious. Some clinical trials...
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    Honeybun, your husband does not need the Decipher...

    Honeybun, your husband does not need the Decipher test or any genomic testing done. (Your doc didn't want testing before surgery, and the RP results only confirmed the G6.) It can always be done in...
  24. Partial vs complete prostatectomy specimen sampling: A prospective study

    This question of how much of the entire prostate is examined after the RP has been at the back of my mind, but until today I hadn't come across any recent studies.

    Partial versus complete...
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    [#72] Partial versus complete prostatectomy...

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    Partial versus complete prostatectomy specimen sampling: prospective non-inferiority study for pT3a tumours and surgical margin involvement [2019, Full Text]
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