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    These particular results have been known for...

    These particular results have been known for several years. See Topic (E) for studies on supplements that may increase the risk of PCa and Topic (S) for studies on supplements, especially...
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    I see an advantage to getting news of your...

    I see an advantage to getting news of your (first) positive biopsy by phone and having x days before the first visit with your uro to begin to come to grips with the PCa diagnosis. Those who got...
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    I never went back to the office to get the...

    I never went back to the office to get the negative results of my many biopsy -- they all came by phone. I also got a phone that my last biopsy was positive and that I should come in to talk to my...
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    HI G.R. Glad you're doing well! Could you create...

    HI G.R. Glad you're doing well! Could you create a signature with your history (PSA, and DRE , imaging, biopsy, etc.). There is a Sticky Post with instructions. See other signatures for examples.
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    As we get older, I think most of us get into a...

    As we get older, I think most of us get into a just-avoid-situations-with-crap mode :)

    Your docs have many things to try *IF* your PSA goes up. There are drugs that can be added to ADT --...
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    ........tbd

    ........tbd
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    [#66] Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Overall...

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    Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Overall Survival for Gleason 8 Versus Gleason 9-10 Prostate Cancer [2019]

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30554605
  8. Sildenafil in postprostatectomy erectile...

    Sildenafil in postprostatectomy erectile dysfunction (perspective) [2019]



    [Emphasis mine]


    Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Rehabilitation After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy [2018]
  9. Excellent! Thank you. From your link: Djin

    Excellent! Thank you. From your link:



    Djin
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    Mike's Wife, this paper, specific to your...

    Mike's Wife, this paper, specific to your situation, may be of interest:

    Natural history of ‘second’ biochemical failure after salvage radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a multi‐institution...
  11. [#186] Natural history of ‘second’ biochemical...

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    Natural history of ‘second’ biochemical failure after salvage radiation therapy for prostate cancer: a multi‐institution study [2017, Full Text]
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    After my uro found a new nodules on DRE and we...

    After my uro found a new nodules on DRE and we were scheduling the date of my biopsy, I asked about the number of cores he wanted. When my doc replied we'd do the standard 12 cores, I asked if he...
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    While I advocate continued diagnosis and...

    While I advocate continued diagnosis and treatment, I wouldn't be pessimistic -- the recurrence could also be quite limited and treatable, for example limited to a regional lymph node(s). If -- given...
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    Over-the-counter AZO (the type for urinary pain...

    Over-the-counter AZO (the type for urinary pain relief) is excellent for urinary symptoms and is non-narcotic. While it doesn't treat the cause of anything, it's good to have on hand for symptom...
  15. Is a generally accepted connotation? Isn't the...

    Is a generally accepted connotation? Isn't the definition being healthy, mentally and physically? Young children can be fit, and while mamy are athletically gifted, they don't play professionally...
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    I agree. As we, know, the G score is a sum of the...

    I agree. As we, know, the G score is a sum of the most prevalent and second-most prevalent G grades. Those grades are, of course, whole numbers from 3 to 5, so decimals don't enter the pictures. :)...
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    Yes, official BCR is a PSA of 0.2 and rising....

    Yes, official BCR is a PSA of 0.2 and rising. However it's of more use in determining the success of RP as primary treatment. In your case, you had SRT for the initial BCR. The path report did not...
  18. Michael, how else would testosterone get into...

    Michael, how else would testosterone get into (tumor) cells if not through the bloodstream? (Lymph derives from interstitial fluid that is filtered from, and returns to, the bloodstream.)
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  19. You could try melatonin. I have no...

    You could try melatonin.

    I have no difficulty falling asleep, but would wake up after a few hours. Doc prescribed 50 mg trazadone for that and I've been using it at bedtime for many years. It's...
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    Impact of Biochemical Failure After Salvage...

    Impact of Biochemical Failure After Salvage Radiation Therapy on Prostate Cancer–specific Mortality: Competition Between Age and Time to Biochemical Failure [2018]



    [Emphasis mine]
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    [#119] Comparative toxicity outcomes of...

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    Comparative toxicity outcomes of proton-beam therapy versus intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer in the postoperative setting [2019]
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  22. See also Dr. Morgentaler's review paper: ...

    See also Dr. Morgentaler's review paper:

    Safety of testosterone therapy in men with prostate cancer [2019, Review]





    If you have access fine, but both the rental and purchase fees for the...
  23. When first-line ADT med fails, that line of...

    When first-line ADT med fails, that line of attack isn't kaput.

    Recent Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Drug Discovery [2019, Full Text]



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    (see Full Text)
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    Hi Mike's wife and Welcome to the Forum. Mike had...

    Hi Mike's wife and Welcome to the Forum. Mike had a hand that certainly didn't look bad, with a G7 (3+4) pT2 and a negligible positive margin. I'm sure others with experience will post their...
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    Hi Roadranger. I've no idea what those "Gleason"...

    Hi Roadranger. I've no idea what those "Gleason" scores are. We already have Gleason Grades, Gleason Scores, and Gleason Grade Groups. We really don't need any further complications :) it sounds like...
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