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    Welcome Carol: Since some of us are old guys,...

    Welcome Carol:

    Since some of us are old guys, the best I can offer is an old cliché.

    You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by calling the doctor.

    Wishing you the very best outcome,...
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    Rin: Going back over the two dozen posts on...

    Rin:

    Going back over the two dozen posts on this thread, I have to comment on "Another's" observation that you have not been well served by your medical providers if they allowed 73 years to pass...
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    RobLee: I get your point. I really do. You...

    RobLee:

    I get your point. I really do. You are a kind gentleman who wants to avoid unnecessary anxiety in a patient and, in this case, the child of a patient.

    In all fairness to Another, the...
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    Dan: Yes, we get it. But when your life may...

    Dan:

    Yes, we get it. But when your life may depend on obtaining the best information on how to move forward, then cheating is not only condoned but encouraged.

    Jim
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    Tybee: I'm glad MM brought it up first because...

    Tybee:

    I'm glad MM brought it up first because if I had, you may have thought I was picking on you.

    We do have a broad following of daughters, wives and significant others who make invaluable...
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    Welcome Steve: Due to your age, you should...

    Welcome Steve:

    Due to your age, you should benefit from the lively discussion of treatment options under the thread "surgery vs. radiation for younger patients".

    Keep in mind that surgery or...
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    Tybeeman: Re: Penile implant on July 20th. ...

    Tybeeman:

    Re: Penile implant on July 20th.

    Congrats. You are far braver than this wimp who almost passes out at the simple thought of a needle injection in the pecker.

    Consider this: July...
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    My uro is one of nine urologists in a group. He...

    My uro is one of nine urologists in a group. He tells me that (with minimal exceptions) the ENTIRE group adheres to the following prostate cancer treatment recommendations:
    Under age 60: Surgery...
  9. Thread: Hi, new member

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    Welcome MrEd: Although surgery and radiation...

    Welcome MrEd:

    Although surgery and radiation are considered to be equally successful primary treatments, I believe you will find a tendency to skew toward surgery on this site. It's unfortunate...
  10. I didn't even know there were 134 countries.

    I didn't even know there were 134 countries.
  11. Welcome Dexter: So, if I understand this...

    Welcome Dexter:

    So, if I understand this correctly, after 30 sessions of radiation, seeds implanted and Lupron injections every six months, your Veterans Administration medical oncologist is...
  12. Thread: Att: Rob Lee

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    Michael speaks the truth -- it is IMPOSSIBLE to...

    Michael speaks the truth -- it is IMPOSSIBLE to miss an incoming PM (once authorized) to your e-mail because the alert fills your whole freaking screen.

    Start with the "Notifications" tab at the...
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    Rob: In PA, I've never had this problem but...

    Rob:

    In PA, I've never had this problem but friends in other states, including Florida, have told me they have encountered multiple doctors, particularly specialists, who do not accept Medicare.
    ...
  14. Sorry, Steve. If that is your reason for...

    Sorry, Steve. If that is your reason for visiting this website, you will not find the answer here.
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    While I am not a fan of super-star Dr. Samadi,...

    While I am not a fan of super-star Dr. Samadi, just to throw a little gasoline on the Cyberknife discussion, here are his thoughts on the subject from his website:

    Q. What are the side effects of...
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    "But will Medicare make me wait till it hits .2,...

    "But will Medicare make me wait till it hits .2, which is the AUA guideline? "

    Pratoman:

    I posed that very question to our forum brothers and sisters a couple of months ago without a response. ...
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    Hi Chester: When you said "early" salvage...

    Hi Chester:

    When you said "early" salvage radiation, you really meant early. I haven't seen any patient with SR commencement numbers that low (0.023) so far. I started SR at 0.11 and I thought I...
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    "I am writing this blog to warn you not to take a...

    "I am writing this blog to warn you not to take a biopsy if at all possible. I have never seen anything as destructive to physical and mental health".

    Welcome Steve:

    It is most unfortunate...
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    Welcome Crystal: Based on the extensive nature...

    Welcome Crystal:

    Based on the extensive nature of progression, it's an excellent idea to obtain a second opinion at the Cancer Center you cited. May I ask what "CU" stands for and your location? ...
  20. Thread: PSA of 22.39

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    Chuck: Perhaps you could give Steve470 a...

    Chuck:

    Perhaps you could give Steve470 a separate thread related to his comments about his significant post-biopsy problems?

    Jim

    Note; Please disregard. He has already commenced with a...
  21. Thread: Latest PSA up

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    "Have you done an MRI? Might be worth thinking...

    "Have you done an MRI? Might be worth thinking about MRI guided biopsy to look for something more than G6."

    I concur with Pratoman's thoughts. With an all-time PSA high and still climbing, a 3T...
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    Thank you, everyone. It means a lot. Didn't...

    Thank you, everyone. It means a lot. Didn't intend to hijack this thread.
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    Hi Terri: Sorry to hear of your husband's G8....

    Hi Terri:

    Sorry to hear of your husband's G8.

    While I have no personal experience with MD Anderson, you would do well to consider dealing with such an institution since they are better equipped...
  24. "If something does show up then I will get a...

    "If something does show up then I will get a targeted biopsy while still in the MRI scanner"

    Is that like ordering a side of fries with a cheeseburger?

    It's unlike any medical facility that...
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    Welcome RF51: While I agree with virtually...

    Welcome RF51:

    While I agree with virtually everything that Fairwind has stated above concerning your G8, be advised that there is a segment of the PC medical community that argues in favor of...
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