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... Has anyone been able to regain erectile ability after Lupron treatment for postate cancer? (0 replies)
Psa velocity
Nov 14, 2017
... The mpMRI is also useful to decide on managing the cancer after a biopsy. ... (11 replies)
... but the doctors felt it was probably fibrous dysplasia. It was stable for the last couple of years, but a few weeks ago, after a trip to the ER with bad headaches, they discovered the lesion had started growing. After a biopsy, it was found to be metastatic prostate cancer. ... (4 replies)

... Hi Runner Pig, I'm fairly confident I know the answer, but of course I'm not a physician, so I would bring this up with your radiation oncologist for confirmation. I was told that radiation generally lowers white blood cell counts. Prior to my treatment in March and April of 2013 my WBC was 4.6, within the normal range of 4.2 to 10.2. After radiation it dropped, and it... (1 replies)
... ad with treatment. I can sympathize with your desire to get all the data possible, including more scans, as I too wanted more data before radiation in 2013 even after sophisticated bone and soft tissue scans. I especially was interested in multiparametric MRI, which was then just emerging as a major tool. ... (5 replies)
Psa velocity
Nov 9, 2017
... It seems like it was high because of infection, he tested my urine after the cipro and it was clean before the 4.40 retest. ... (11 replies)
... I replied to Ron after a visit with my surgeon, my prostatectomy was 10/16. Doc said might need as much as 3 months before noticing improvement. Do Kegel exercises 3Xaday (4 replies)
... Hi IADT3since2000, Thanks again for all the details and suggestions in your post. They are most helpful for the situation that I am in. I greatly appreciate it. My bone scan and CT Urogram came back clean and after reviewing all the data collected so far, my Urologist, Radiation Oncologist and I came to consensus on the combined treatment of Radiation Therapy (RT) and... (5 replies)
... I am convinced that many surgeons are not that well versed in how to manage complications after surgery that are a bit off the norm, as yours is. ... (2 replies)
... and perhaps around 40 sessions would be required, and Jacksonville is a major trip from your town. Generally patients get somewhat fatigued by the radiation after a couple of weeks or more, as I did, and that would make travel more difficult. Of course you could more or less stay in Jacksonville during the week. ... (5 replies)
... k. I eat a big salad with fresh fruits everyday. This program has worked well for me for years. I was able to get rid of my high blood pressure with this program after almost 30 years being on hypertension medicine. However, it does not seem to help enough to prevent my prostate cancer. ... (5 replies)
... Hi 1cchan001, Welcome to this board, but I’m sorry you had cause to come here. I’m sure all of us would rather have had no reason to have to deal with prostate cancer, so you are not alone! Your post really takes me back to the early months of my own journey that started in early December of 1999. My case was considered life threatening by doctors at two leading... (5 replies)
... I am 65 years old. I was diagnosed with G8 prostate cancer just a week ago with PSA of 5.2. My 3T MRI shows a 0.5 cc tumor in the peripheral zone abutting the capsule but without evidence of extracapsular extension. I did a 6-needle biopsy that came back positive with 4+4 Gleason score. Although the MRI provides no evidence of spread, a CT Urogram and bone scan have been... (5 replies)
Zytiga and Lupron
Oct 22, 2017
... s what I had in 2013 as my case was still considered risky at that time. My PSA after radiation has never been higher than 0.05, so it looks fairly likely that I have been cured. ... (1 replies)
Zytiga and Lupron
Oct 20, 2017
... day dose of Degarelix along with 1000mg of Zytiga with 5 mg Prednisone daily. After 30 days blood test showed PSA of . ... (1 replies)
... and after poking around a bit for information, it seems this might be a rare complication. ... (1 replies)
... A sessions following their presentations where patients get to ask their own questions directly. I went to my first in 2000, about nine months after my diagnosis, and it was the best "investment" I've ever made in my life. ... (2 replies)
... There is a possibility that treatment could wait until January, but the doctors will know a lot more about that after the biopsy. ... (9 replies)
... Hello, I am a 68 y.o and a RRP in December 2016. Gleason 3+4, no evidence of lymph node involvement. Follow-up PSA was undetectable and PSA six months later was .1 On the average I wear 3 pads for wetting, per week. My problem is that I have pain when seated, especially on hard surfaces. And wetting episodes follow occasions of sitting on hard surfaces. Kegels have only... (1 replies)
... the latter after selecting "search fields". The result was three hits, and I took a look at two the abstracts. ... (9 replies)

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