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    Recovery after ART has not gone well.

    My recovery after radiation has gone poorly. First 4 days I was very tired, but things were improving. Then last Tue did some work at my part time job and was dragging come in the house. Wednesday...
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    Dual action Imodium tablets with the gas...

    Dual action Imodium tablets with the gas medication are your friend.
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    Hope you do better than me, 2 weeks post...

    Hope you do better than me, 2 weeks post radiation I have a UTI that has knocked me on my ass. Starting meds to day.
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    Most males after potty training never use baby...

    Most males after potty training never use baby powder were females do after puberty. Thus there may be a connection to ovarian cancer. Prostate, doubtful.
  5. You relying a lot on math. I agree with your RO,...

    You relying a lot on math. I agree with your RO, I’d treat it now with the hope you are heading off distant Mets, which is the name of the game with eSRT. For all you know you have micro Mets a...
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    No,just soy protein.

    No,just soy protein.
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    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-data-...

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-data-on-high-dose-vitamin-c-therapy-and-prostate-cancer-300507673.html
  8. Thread: Off to ART...

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    “Prostate cancer recurrence is present after...

    “Prostate cancer recurrence is present after radical prostatectomy when the PSA measurement has reached 0.2 ng/mL and continues to rise, and has been confirmed as such on a repeat measurement. In...
  9. You should also have access to a social worker...

    You should also have access to a social worker where you are getting treated and they can direct you to the correct professional.
  10. How did you determine the ADT and not the entire...

    How did you determine the ADT and not the entire cancer thing was taking a toll? Some employers enroll counseling services at local hospital for their employees. You might want to check and see...
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    I did not advocate that everyone should be...

    I did not advocate that everyone should be treated at those values.

    At a PSA >.2, I don’t believe you will find many ROs stating they are doing ART or eSRT.
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    After the Doolittle raid the survivors met...

    After the Doolittle raid the survivors met annually to drink a toast to each other from a glass inscribed with their name. As each passed, their glass was turned upside down the following year. The...
  13. Thread: Off to ART...

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    .2 is universally recognized as the value...

    .2 is universally recognized as the value identifying surgery failure or recurrence. Any radiation >.2 is salvage radiation.

    If your PSA was undetectable with your pathology the treatment would...
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    Even if the blood test showed zero CTCs one could...

    Even if the blood test showed zero CTCs one could still have distant Mets.
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    Adjuvant radiation therapy (aRT) means radiation...

    Adjuvant radiation therapy (aRT) means radiation given after prostatectomy when there is aggressive pathology, but before the PSA becomes detectable. Usually 4-6 months of surgery.

    Wait-and-see...
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    Radiation sure sent me backwards and the effect...

    Radiation sure sent me backwards and the effect is not over. Week and half after surgery just getting to where I can re-start kegals.
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    Just be thankful it wasn’t twins.

    Just be thankful it wasn’t twins.
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    On Casodex you shouldn’t have had much if any...

    On Casodex you shouldn’t have had much if any spread.
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    PSA of >5 at age 41 increasing ~15 at age 46. ...

    PSA of >5 at age 41 increasing ~15 at age 46. The average PSA for man age 40-50 is <1.
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    Radiation therapy is a commonly used curative...

    Radiation therapy is a commonly used curative modality for prostate cancer. The addition of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) increases the curative potential of prostate radiotherapy (RT) in...
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    If you enter random data, you can compare the...

    If you enter random data, you can compare the benefit of radiation with and without ADT.
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    Sorry this happened to you father. After...

    Sorry this happened to you father. After surgery, did he have SRT?
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    Ok, based on the least adverse, it is 50/50 it is...

    Ok, based on the least adverse, it is 50/50 it is organ contained. It’s the high PSA driving the result.
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    First reading, it is impossible to determine...

    First reading, it is impossible to determine which is correct without pathology.
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    According to MSK nonogram, you have a 70% chance...

    According to MSK nonogram, you have a 70% chance you are not organ contained.
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