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Prostate biopsy
May 26, 2017
... Hi Jim, Sorry to take a while to get back to you. Your extensive, thoughtful and well-written comment deserved some time to digest on my part. Last December I found out from a urologist from Queens Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii, who performed a needle biopsy, that I have small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Early January through Early May I had 6 chemo sessions at... (2 replies)
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Gleason 8
May 1, 2017
... Be assured you are not alone in feeling tense after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. It is typically a scary time. ... (1 replies)

... I was enrolled in an immunotherapy trial which I had to quit after the first chemo failed as no longer valid with trial. Received two of planned 10 treatments. ... (7 replies)
Prostate cancer
Mar 30, 2017
... I checked and I had a CT UROGRAM last year and it lists the size of my prostate as 5.3 cm. Is that enlarged? (17 replies)
Prostate cancer
Mar 30, 2017
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Prostate cancer
Mar 29, 2017
... Bottom line my cancer metasticized to bone either before or right after treatments began. For me it is an incurable disease with life span measured in months, not years. ... (17 replies)
Prostate cancer
Mar 29, 2017
... do have an enlarged prostate and have for some time now so maybe that could be why or I have also had prostatitis a few times. I had hernia surgery last July and after the operation I could not urinate and had to wear a catheter for a week and then I was put on Flomax. Previous to the surgery I had frequent urination. ... (17 replies)
Prostate cancer
Mar 29, 2017
... anaged, outstanding at catching stealthy aggressive cases in time for therapy that is as effective as it would have been if the patients had been treated shortly after diagnosis. There is now an abundance of research supporting the merits of active surveillance. ... (17 replies)
Prostate cancer
Mar 29, 2017
... I had my first appointment with a urologist on my 70thy birthday, shortly after a PSA test of 5.3. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks, Rob (and others) for your messages. Rob, how much has BPH increased your pit stops? I've seen mine go way up over time. Beer does the trick for me and makes it hard, sometimes, to not be on the lookout for the nearest restroom. How have you dealt with the constant prostatitis over the course of your life? What symptoms have you had to deal with? This is... (4 replies)
... After the Uro's visit to follow up on my latest psa numbers he informed me that he is quite pleased that over the last 3 months I've had a substantial drop of 5.1 in my psa since starting Flowmax. He thinks that considering the large size of my prostate, the medication may be helping to ease my BPH symptoms which is reflected in lower psa values. Another psa test is scheduled... (31 replies)
... Well after a most enjoyable trip to the Western Caribbean with 2 weeks of R and R under the palm trees and sun, it is back to prostate reality. ... (31 replies)
... Has anyone on the board suffered Contracture of the bladder neck after prostatectomy? ... (0 replies)
... Given the duality of my problem I decided on a TURP after much angst. My hope that it might also clear some of the calcification was realized in part. ... (4 replies)
... y radiation, but none looked relevant. Also, I've been at this a long time and very actively, and I don't recall running across results like your recent decline after salvage radiation. ... (1 replies)
... prostate cancer in 2004 and had laparoscopic prostatectomy at Sloan Kettering that time. After failure in 2009 I had external beam salvage radiation which knocked my PSA down to .02 for a few years then, it started up again. ... (1 replies)
... es and appears to be significantly better, generally for higher risk, so you can be confident. The side effect profile, while not completely flat, is pretty low after you get past the treatment. ... (11 replies)
... I joined this site to give a warning to younger guys about the operation on the prostrate known as a TURP, trans-urethral resection of the prostate (a surgical procedure used to cut away a section of the prostate gland if it's causing men problems passing water); but when I came to post, the thread was close, so here is what I wanted to say: Since I was a young boy I have... (3 replies)
... As you pointed out, PSA after EBRT or seeds does not go to 0 but over a few years reaches a nadir. ... (11 replies)

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