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  1. Thread: Info re free Psa

    by enock
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    Info re free Psa

    Hi all,

    I am posting this for a friend, so my information is limited. My friend is 64 years old and has his Psa checked yearly. His number last year was 3.7, two weeks ago he tested 4.2. ...
  2. Thread: Pre-op complete

    by enock
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    Enema

    Lesson learned the hard way.

    Eric
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    Hi, The quick answer is no you don’t need to...

    Hi,

    The quick answer is no you don’t need to be worried, that is the best result of the particular test that was ordered. Unfortunately, it also does not provide you with much information. You...
  4. Thread: Next uPSA?

    by enock
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    Hi, I went back through your older threads,...

    Hi,

    I went back through your older threads, and could not figure out if ADT therapy was part of your husband’s treatment plan. If you husband was administered ADT as part of the ART protocol,...
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    Hi David, I am also in Connecticut, and after...

    Hi David,
    I am also in Connecticut, and after losing faith with my local hospital, I elected to transfer my care to Dana Farber in Boston. Sloan Kettering would also be a good choice. While I am...
  6. Another, You have added many astute thoughts to...

    Another,
    You have added many astute thoughts to this forum, and this may be the most astute. Thank you,
    Eric
  7. Hey Busby, I really did not experience any side...

    Hey Busby,
    I really did not experience any side effects from the radiation other than boredom. Hormone therapy has knocked the shit out of me, but radiation was no big deal.
    Eric
  8. Don’t worry, you will get it figured out. For me...

    Don’t worry, you will get it figured out. For me it was stool softener everyday, GasX, and a high fiber diet. I scheduled the therapy for 1:00 pm to give me time to go. Everyone has a different...
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    I was on hormone therapy for six months and my MO...

    I was on hormone therapy for six months and my MO ordered a complete panel at both the three and six month points, and three months after completion. It seems to me that monitoring is called for,...
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    Dear ISZ, I am so sorry you are going through...

    Dear ISZ,

    I am so sorry you are going through this. I remember reading an article recommending Wisconsin ginseng as an aid to combat the effects of hormone therapy. It may be worth a try as a...
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    Trex, you are a credit to the forum! Keep up the...

    Trex, you are a credit to the forum! Keep up the good work.

    Eric
  12. I took an extra strength GasX each morning a...

    I took an extra strength GasX each morning a couple of hours before the treatment. Be careful though, some of the varieties of GasX are sweetened with Sorbitol, which can cause gas and diarrhea. ...
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    When I was diagnosed with PC, I had been...

    When I was diagnosed with PC, I had been struggling with severe urinary issues for two years which had greatly impacted my life. Therefore it was an easy treatment decision, take it out and kill two...
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    Hey a Mike, Sorry to hear you are struggling...

    Hey a Mike,

    Sorry to hear you are struggling with this. I am about four months post salvage radiation, and I am only a tick worse with continence than I was before, which was about 98%. ...
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    Benign appearing lesion

    Hey Serge,

    I am not a doctor, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I wouldn’t worry too much about the scan results. Your declining Psa suggests that your treatment was successful, and I...
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    Dear VJ, I know exactly what you are talking...

    Dear VJ,

    I know exactly what you are talking about with the fatigue. I finished radiation in May and hormone therapy in July. I live in a three story townhouse and climbing the stairs felt like...
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    During my 39 treatments I constantly worried...

    During my 39 treatments I constantly worried about this. Several times it was nip and tuck, but I managed to avoid it. However, my protocol involved taking a stool softener every day to help with a...
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    Trex, You’ve got your head screwed on...

    Trex,

    You’ve got your head screwed on straight.

    Eric
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    Hey Jerry, The shoulder pain could be connected...

    Hey Jerry,
    The shoulder pain could be connected to the gas I suppose, but I suspect it has to do with the position you are in during the surgery. My surgeon warned me about this. Because you are...
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    My injection was in the rump near my hip. It is...

    My injection was in the rump near my hip. It is important for the muscle to be relaxed when the injection is given. My nurse had me lean over the table and put all my weight on the opposite side...
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    Hi Busby, Typically, some sort of Pet scan is...

    Hi Busby,
    Typically, some sort of Pet scan is done to determine whether or not the cancer has metastasized outside the pelvic area. If it has, radiation may be off the table. In some instances, if...
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    Hey Rob, I was working at a hotel about a half...

    Hey Rob,
    I was working at a hotel about a half hour away. The camp director’s nephew was the sanitation engineer for Sullivan County and I played basketball with him every weekend. He gave me...
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    Good luck Trex! I finished my radiation in late...

    Good luck Trex! I finished my radiation in late May and hormone treatment early in July and frankly it was mostly an inconvenience and not a disaster. You will do great!

    Eric
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    Djin, The knowledge and direction I found on...

    Djin,

    The knowledge and direction I found on this forum helped me take control of my treatment at a crucial time and preserved my chance of a cure. You are a very big part of this. Thanks to you...
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    Dear Mark, I am sorry that you are going through...

    Dear Mark,
    I am sorry that you are going through my this. My question is what type of oncologist are you talking to? Is it a medical oncologist? It does not seem that your case is so extreme that...
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