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    Hi Sw! No reason whatsoever to apologize! We...

    Hi Sw! No reason whatsoever to apologize! We are all in this together.

    All of your FB's suggestions in your previous Thread still stand. It is still unclear why you have not been scheduled for...
  2. The incidence of PCa is about the same in men on...

    The incidence of PCa is about the same in men on TRT and men not on TRT. There is no sound clinical evidence that TRT causes PCa. The problem that we have seen on The Forum is men who are on TRT...
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    Congrats TRTGuy! The latest PSA (0.3) represents...

    Congrats TRTGuy! The latest PSA (0.3) represents a precipitous fall in PSA in 3 months. I know 2 who have undergone HDR-BT and their PSA decrease was more gradual.

    Check with the expert MDs...
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    Congrats Honey & Hubby!!! Enjoy all of the...

    Congrats Honey & Hubby!!! Enjoy all of the virtual benefits in "Club Zero!"

    MF
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    Congrats mostth! Glad you have exited the...

    Congrats mostth! Glad you have exited the starting block and are on your way to Cure!

    As the ancient Aristotle once said: "Well begun is half done!"

    Not sure how up-to-date Aristotle was on...
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    Welcome back oshguy! Congrats on passing the 4...

    Welcome back oshguy! Congrats on passing the 4 Year Milestone! Glad all is well and RP is now fading in the rear view mirror.

    Keep in touch.

    MF
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    Caution! Check with URO MD. Keep in mind that...

    Caution! Check with URO MD. Keep in mind that disconnecting the catheter line immediately/permanently breaks sterility. Shower surfaces and human skin surfaces are cesspools of bacteria. Be sure...
  8. Hi murphy749! You made the correct decision to...

    Hi murphy749! You made the correct decision to go to Vanderbilt for treatment. Remain confident that he will have the best care possible and don't overthink it or plan on further treatment. Simply...
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    Hi jerryrs! Welcome to "The Good Side of RP!" ...

    Hi jerryrs! Welcome to "The Good Side of RP!" It appears that even through the noticeable conversation in the recovery room, you had a desired soft landing. I'm sure your wife and infant daughter...
  10. I've yet to locate a PSADT calculation formula...

    I've yet to locate a PSADT calculation formula that allows for input of uPSA values. Most require PSA values ≥ 0.10

    A while back I downloaded a paper from Nature that compared uPSA to tPSA and...
  11. Hi Sw! 1) I am sure they will order a PSA...

    Hi Sw!

    1) I am sure they will order a PSA soon especially with treatment on the horizon.

    2) I can't offer an opinion on Casodex other than definitely follow the MD's advice. I am sorry...
  12. Thank you again Dj! A couple of points of...

    Thank you again Dj!

    A couple of points of interest:

    1) "Following radical prostatectomy (RP) for organ-confined disease, approximately one-third of men will develop a biochemical relapse with a...
  13. Hi Sw! I know that your Signature was "full." ...

    Hi Sw! I know that your Signature was "full." That is why I asked about any more recent PSAs since it has been > 3 months since your last PSA.

    My guess is: if you have been on Casodex for 8...
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    Hi Honeybun078! I strongly doubt that any good...

    Hi Honeybun078! I strongly doubt that any good luck is needed! Therefore, I extend my best wishes for the "<" symbol to precede an Undetectable PSA level!

    MF
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    Hi djust! Ask if the new single port system ties...

    Hi djust! Ask if the new single port system ties into the existing surgical console or if the entire system is new. An entirely new system may have even better imaging on the screen.

    Good luck!...
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    Hi Barry! Congrats on your newly established...

    Hi Barry! Congrats on your newly established freedom from all future encounters with "The Dreaded PSA Anxiety!" We all look forward reaching this point!

    IMO, the day will come when Biopsy, RT &...
  17. Hi Sw! You are at a top NCI Designated Cancer...

    Hi Sw! You are at a top NCI Designated Cancer Center and have wisely gotten opinions from multiple PCa specialists. Good job!

    Your PSA reached 19 in May! IMO, it is not possible to assume that...
  18. Dj! Here is the staement: "Of special concern...

    Dj! Here is the staement:

    "Of special concern are the photopenic (halo) artifacts around the bladder and kidneys that are sometimes present in PET images from PET/MR imaging but not from...
  19. TY Dj! Another great info piece that makes us...

    TY Dj! Another great info piece that makes us again wonder "What is being missed?" & "Where exactly is it located?" (i.e. is it local or disseminated?)

    It is interesting that all of the authors...
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    Hi FishSpear! Welcome back & Welcome to the Land...

    Hi FishSpear! Welcome back & Welcome to the Land of The Prostateless! Congrats! Glad to read this is now behind you and you are doing very well.

    Even though you feel well, avoid all strenuous...
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    Hi & Welcome cooolone! Most arrive here as...

    Hi & Welcome cooolone! Most arrive here as "Grade School Boys" who either have been recently diagnosed with PCa or about to undergo a prostate Bx. You have arrived here with a full PhD & post Doc...
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    Hi FishnReps! Sorry that you have unwillingly...

    Hi FishnReps! Sorry that you have unwillingly been drafted into "The PCa Club." Keep in mind that there are many exit options to get you permanently out of The Club. Interestingly, your Bx report...
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    Hi and Welcome jjbean66! It is always best to...

    Hi and Welcome jjbean66! It is always best to follow the advice of an expert URO MD. Having a PSA drawn following a DRE may result in a PSA elevation due to the DRE.

    You should ask your MD if...
  24. Hi davefr! Good job researching your options and...

    Hi davefr! Good job researching your options and getting 2nd opinions. Having multiple curative treatment options is a good problem to have!

    While I have no experience with any form of RT, I...
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    Congrats TD! Safe travels all the way down to...

    Congrats TD! Safe travels all the way down to The Finish Line!

    Looking forward to the celebration!

    MF
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