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  1. No medical professional, after reading my...

    No medical professional, after reading my history, has ever asked me how I felt about having prostate cancer. They’d flip over the notes and then say to me “You’re stage 1, and going to Hopkins for...
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    The Precision Point transperineal biopsy system...

    The Precision Point transperineal biopsy system does not cause infections, requires no antibiotics, uses local anesthesia, and is performed in an exam room.

    I have had it, and, would do it again...
  3. While I normally advise men with Gleason 6 not to...

    While I normally advise men with Gleason 6 not to jump into treatment, his case appears to have warning signs of possible more serious disease.

    A second and even third opinion are needed.
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    If primary radiation should fail, there are...

    If primary radiation should fail, there are several effective non-surgical salvage treatments available.

    https://euoncology.europeanurology.com/article/S2588-9311(18)30219-0/fulltext?mobileUi=0
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    All the medical associations that issue...

    All the medical associations that issue guidelines for the treatment of prostate cancer recommend active surveillance for low risk men.

    I have been on AS for ten years with no progression. Why...
  6. SBRT was designed to deliver the same radiation...

    SBRT was designed to deliver the same radiation effects as HDR-BT, but by using external beam equipment. Both have excellent non-recurrence results, but SBRT is more widely available.

    Have you...
  7. With six cores bilaterally, and one at 40%, I...

    With six cores bilaterally, and one at 40%, I would be nervous. The OncotypeDX or Decipher tests are an excellent suggestion.

    Do your research, maybe with the least damaging treatments that won’t...
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    Since there were no post-prostatectomy analyses...

    Since there were no post-prostatectomy analyses for the RT-only men, I would have to guess that they were referring to biopsy determined G8 scores. So, their opinions could be construed to apply to...
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    I attended a panel discussion this summer that...

    I attended a panel discussion this summer that included presentations by a urologist, radiologist, and a medical oncologist. All were heads of their specialties at a large hospital.

    In responding...
  10. I recommend that you buy Dr. Mark Scholz’ new...

    I recommend that you buy Dr. Mark Scholz’ new book The Key to Prostate Cancer. He interviewed 30 prostate cancer experts and presents their descriptions of the treatments that they provide for men at...
  11. You have six positive cores, bilaterally. That...

    You have six positive cores, bilaterally. That is a low risk, but not a very low risk case.

    IMHO, you need an mp-MRI and a follow up targeted + systemic biopsy within 12 months. If only G(3+3) is...
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    Djin, this protocol was targeted, and not whole...

    Djin, this protocol was targeted, and not whole gland. They see that as an advantage, which will be controversial.

    This may leapfrog TOOKAD as a promising outside -of-the-envelope focal ablation...
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    IMHO, a PCa prognosis is nothing more than...

    IMHO, a PCa prognosis is nothing more than conjecture, regardless of what point you are at with the disease. Low risk cases are often upgraded with testing, and BCR occurs throughout the range of...
  14. Duck, some of my motorcycle crashes were without...

    Duck, some of my motorcycle crashes were without leathers before the helmet laws. I’ve twice had primary parachutes fail to open and jumped again those days. Recently traveled to Iran, Senegal,...
  15. Been reading this thread with great interest, but...

    Been reading this thread with great interest, but little need to join in, as so much knowledge has already been contributed.

    IMHO, the Gleason 6 issue is settled, in that extensive post-RP...
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    Gary, You are quick to make pronouncements, but...

    Gary, You are quick to make pronouncements, but you should know by now that I never make statements without documentation.

    Please read:
    ...
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    First of all, secondary cancers from RT are much...

    First of all, secondary cancers from RT are much less of an issue now than 25 years ago. I think I have seen studies showing about a 3 percent chance.

    Secondarily, there are effective non-surgical...
  18. From what I’ve read, PBT has impressive...

    From what I’ve read, PBT has impressive non-recurrence rates. Several large institutions are building new proton centers at great expense, so some experts are sold on its capabilities.

    Good luck,...
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    OTS, Nice to read of your experience, recovery,...

    OTS, Nice to read of your experience, recovery, and satisfaction with your surgery.

    May you enjoy continued good health and high quality of life. Thanks for sharing.
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    I would strongly advise you to get a copy of...

    I would strongly advise you to get a copy of “Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers” written by a prominent medical oncologist who is an authority on prostate cancer.

    Not that you should avoid...
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    One of the clinical trial sites in the USA is...

    One of the clinical trial sites in the USA is Johns Hopkins, which has helped the company to get this FDA approval. JH will soon be offering TULSA-PRO as a treatment to the general public.

    The...
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    New Treatment - No surgery or Radiation

    There has been a lot of anticipation about this technology from men who were in the clinical trials, and posting their positive impressions on various forums.

    It uses a tube inserted into the...
  23. DJin, Thanks for this. I am constantly...

    DJin, Thanks for this.

    I am constantly encountering people saying that there are no salvage treatments after primary radiation, and that surgery is the only smart choice for newly diagnosed men....
  24. “5. I've read that surgery leaves the option open...

    “5. I've read that surgery leaves the option open for radiation as a salvage treatment if the cancer re-occurs but the opposite is not the case. However is more radiation a salvage option for initial...
  25. Thank you for the very well-written blog. I...

    Thank you for the very well-written blog.

    I hope that many men who are contemplating surgery will read it. Good work!
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