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... Hi Pat, Here is one source, our old friend PubMed, the online public medicine library that is such a marvelous unit of our National Library of Medicine under the US National Institutes of Health. Go to, and search for - prostatectomy AND edema AND (leg OR abdomen) . That yields a lot of hits, where you can click on the hypertext to get an abstract if there... (4 replies)
... I have no direct experience with this, but was curious. Edema after cancer therapy is generally something you hear about, but what was the incidence, etc. after prostatectomy? ... (4 replies)
... Has anyone experienced fluid retention after a prostatectomy. I had robotic surgery mid October, and the swelling in legs and lower abs has been noticeable the last few weeks. ... (4 replies)

... many patients treated just with radiation, perhaps with hormonal therapy in support, will have a PSA in the tenths after the effects of hormonal therapy have disappeared. ... (3 replies)
... Eighteen years and two days ago, Friday, January 14 and the third day after my third PSA test on January 11, nurse Tammy called from Dr. ... (17 replies)
... Thank you very much Jim (4 replies)
... Hello again Jim, and thank you for your reply. May I ask where you found the information, I'd like to review further. Last time I saw the doctor was the end of December, first he said he'd like me to get a Doppler, then he said, hold off, and I should keep close watch and he would evaluate on the next visit at the end of January. How is it I wonder, my doctor never said, the... (4 replies)
... e nearly five years of extremely low PSAs following my IMRT supported by ADT3, a course pretty similar to yours. I feel pretty relaxed about the lab, especially after great labs for more than four years, but it's hard to put it totally out of mind. I had considerably more anxiety in the earlier years after radiation. ... (3 replies)
... I was diagnosed in June 2016 after biopsy... ... (3 replies)
... for patients suspected to have more widely spread cancer. Usually androgen deprivation therapy is involved with or shortly after the local therapy and continues for some time, either continuously, for a set period, or intermittently. ... (17 replies)
... Hello, I had my surgery last October, for the first few weeks I wore "Depends", fairly soon after I just used an "Always" 10 hour pad in my briefs. "Colace" will help with BM the first week or so. I didn't have much appetite for a couple weeks. ... (1 replies)
... IADT3, Happy New Year! May the year of 2018 bring longevity, improved health and most importantly zero PSA. After discussing in more details with the University of Florida Proton Institute, I found another option: Pencil Beam Proton Treatment (PBPT) for both prostate and pelvis lymph nodes. This is a relatively new treatment they added. The process uses a very thin... (9 replies)
... to my wife shortly after leaving his office. ... (17 replies)
... Hi, my Husband is scheduled for prostate removal surgery in a few months. I need advice on what supplies I will need at home... and possibly what to expect as he recuperates. I know experiences vary. With appreciation! (1 replies)
... my first thorough explanation of what was happening and treatment choices, and my wife and older son shared the latter time with him after the exam. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks for sharing your doctor's surprise after checking the statistics, and his willingness to change his view immediately. ... (17 replies)
... weeks after my first Lupron shot was 0.34, a 93. ... (17 replies)
... booked me for an appointment Monday morning, and he explained that normally bone and CT scans would be done first, but that the scans could be done very shortly after the shot with no loss of sensitivity. ... (17 replies)
... I lost EF shortly after starting the first round and did little in the way of countermeasures for the 31 months. I recovered EF partially by the third month after stopping Lupron, and pretty much fully by the sixth month. ... (1 replies)
... Has anyone been able to regain erectile ability after Lupron treatment for postate cancer? (1 replies)

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