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Prostate Cancer 1 year 4 months ago #2959686

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How are you patcaf?

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be interested to know how you got on patcaf

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For one so fresh you have a very good insight on your illness - upping the odds can only ever be a good thing what..

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Prostate Cancer 1 year 4 months ago #2966832

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Initial diagnosis is a scary thing to have to deal with, my advice is take someone with you as much as you can as it's highly likely you'll be in a stressed state so could well mis something, for me information was and still is key, OK it might not be what you want to hear but it's better to have as much information as you can get, also use prostate cancer charities for advice etc, if they refuse to refer you demand it, it's your right to seek one if you so wish. Try and avoid the quack web sites that claims that yack pee is a magic cure these sites sell you false hope and generally have an agenda normally to make money from your situation, the main thing is not to panic I know it's easy for me to say but you'll find the road your now on is a long one, once diagnosed with cancer is only the beginning of the journey, I'm two years post op and the type of cancer I have is resilient and can come back after 10 years of remission so I will never really be free of it's shadow so I now take things as they come, I've also almost got my head around the issue of dying although I do get bouts of blind panic but they are very few now, the thing is no one is free from the threat it's just that most people tend to like to believe it wont be them when it will be, try and accept it's just how it is there's nothing personal with cancer it's not bigoted racist or bothered about your social status all are welcome, just try and make as much of each day as you can, for me it showed me I had an inner strength I never knew I had, normally I'm a bit of a coward but when I got diagnosed I two choices, break down and cry why me?, that does no one any good, the only other option is to face the thing head on and put up as much of a fight as you can, OK you may not win but at least you can say you stood your ground and refused to be cowed by it.

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The "good" thing about prostate cancer is that it is relatively slow growing - which gives you a chance to weigh your options.

My father had brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants), external beam radiation and some sort of hormone therapy.

My cousin had a prostatectomy - the cancer is gone, but he has been left permanently incontinent.

Another person I know had something called radio surgery. Don't know much about it, but might be worthwhile to look up.

Good luck to you.

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There are many treatments for prostate cancer, these will depend on the stage of the individual persons cancer.

prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/treatments

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Prostate Cancer 1 year 2 months ago #3001412

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Sorry to read about of your condition. Mine was similar. I have always been fit and an outdoor type. I thought at one time, I was bullet proof. Unfortunately, I also had a high PSA score. I monitored for a time and it progressed higher slowly. Eventually, I had a prostate biopsy, which confirmed I had cancer and it was progressive. It was surmised it may be just isolated to the prostate. I had the MRIs and scans and additional biopsies. I consulted with all the surgeons and specialists (there are many remedies). I finally made the decision to have the prostate removed (robotic surgery). Yes, it is a game changer but you learn to adjust. You just have to be discipline. After 6 years now, the cancer is non-detectable. They never tell you that you will be cancer free. I see my surgeon twice to monitor my condition, and all it is a blood test. Hang in there brother, I know what you are going thru.

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Prostate Cancer 10 months 2 days ago #3088240

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I have my own scare going on, recently popped a PSA of 6 on a recent blood test. I had that issue back in the 90's and it was checked out and I was cleared back then. Saw a specialist yesterday, and he seems to think I'm okay considering my history and levels of activity, and exam. He was amazed at my activity level, lol. Anyway, going back in 8 to 10 weeks after another blood test and see what's up and we'll go from there. Can't let it dominate my thinking, I'll just keep moving along and see what happens in 10 weeks. I never expected to live to 30, so at 64, I'm into overtime! :) Anyone following me on facebook know's, I'm not a sitter or a worrier.

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Prostate Cancer 10 months 2 days ago #3088463

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fastdawg1 wrote: I have my own scare going on, recently popped a PSA of 6 on a recent blood test. I had that issue back in the 90's and it was checked out and I was cleared back then. Saw a specialist yesterday, and he seems to think I'm okay considering my history and levels of activity, and exam. He was amazed at my activity level, lol. Anyway, going back in 8 to 10 weeks after another blood test and see what's up and we'll go from there. Can't let it dominate my thinking, I'll just keep moving along and see what happens in 10 weeks. I never expected to live to 30, so at 64, I'm into overtime! :) Anyone following me on facebook know's, I'm not a sitter or a worrier.




Good Luck always

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Prostate Cancer 8 months 3 weeks ago #3119532

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I had my annual blood tests (for all the usual things) a couple of weeks ago.

When that comes up I have always asked for the PSA blood test because it is not automatically included.

I don't know why it isn't done as a matter of course, maybe it costs too much.

Anyway, this time I scored 5.1 so the process will start, in a couple of weeks , with the rubber glove process.

Prostates are very much discussed, up at the golf club, as hearing other folk's experiences helps us to harden our resolve (no pun intended). As I have said, in an earlier post, it is, by no means, unusual, especially as well get older..

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