I am a 59 year old white male. Out of a large number of males in my family, my brother (70) was the only one who has received a diagnosis of cancer and they are currently "watching" it, taking no action. Other than that, no one else has been diagnosed.
For me, my PSA has fluctuated between 1.7 and 3.8 over the 10+ years the doctor has been checking. 6 weeks ago is... (2 replies)
... finasteride. Though approved for BPH, neither drug is approved for prostate cancer by the FDA, but both are easily available under "off label" prescription. ... (0 replies)
... There are fairly new scans that are highly effective in determining whether there is spread of prostate cancer to soft tissue, including lymph nodes, throughout the body. ... (1 replies)
... done active surveillance is highly effective. It gives the patient extra time before treatment is needed, if it is ever needed. A large proportion of patients on AS never need treatment! ... (1 replies)
... The nurse at our urologist's office told me that most older men have some form of prostate cancer. ... (8 replies)
... Gleason score from your biopsy. The header at the top of this message board shows how to get an independent evaluation by Johns Hopkins, one of the leaders in prostate research. My older brother had a PSA that went up by .25 every year as a very steady increase. When it got to 4. ... (6 replies)
... I had an endorectal MRI at 1.5T. The rad there at this large world known cancer center told me they have not had good luck with the 3T endorectal coil. Too many artifacts. They have three 3T machines. ... (18 replies)
... I think that you can do well in returning home the soonest for such a short travel period. You will be given and taking pain killers for three days.
If that much worried, I would recommend you to prefer for having a family member accompany you than rather stay an extra night out.
Be confident. ;) (2 replies)
... I am getting an MRI and then a prostate biopsy at a large cancer center in another state. ... (2 replies)
... nk they are doing a good job but it is reasonable to use testosterone gel and monitor PSA. I had stage T2B Gleason 7. Concern was possibly beyond borders of both prostate lobes. I had 46 or 47 external radiation treatments. That damaged my large intestine permanently.I have diarrhea daily.Take Lomotil daily. This is 9 yrs later. ... (12 replies)
... Aspirin and Statin Nonuse Associated With Early Biochemical Failure After Prostate Radiation Therapy. ... (13 replies)
... some patients under careful, savvy medical management, are able to supplement with testosterone to recover from the side effects while not unduly fueling their prostate cancers. If you choose to try that, I suggest a doctor who is expert in intermittent hormonal therapy and who will insist on careful monitoring. ... (4 replies)
... in which you asked about Celebrex for prostate cancer and experiences with it. I thought Celebrex deserved its own thread, so here goes. ... (1 replies)
... stitutions like UCLA, UCI, UCSF and had 13 biopsies from 5 different urologists and an MRI. I finally found a doctor that knew what he was doing, Dr Mark Scholz, Prostate Oncology Specialists, in Marina Del Rey Ca. ... (9 replies)
... has had this blunt introduction to prostate cancer, but, though his case is challenging as Baptista noted, there is a solid basis for optimism. ... (4 replies)
... which helped to verify its benefits in prostate cancer prevention and control. Results were published in several journals and are available in the net. ... (3 replies)
... which is already available, are radioactive medicines that target bone metastases. Radiation, like IMRT or CyberKnife, can irradicate or debulk tumors that are large enough to show up on bone scans. ... (3 replies)
... My husband had prostate rad. ... (3 replies)
... The Conference on Prostate Cancer 2011 was awesome! It was held from Friday, September 9 in the afternoon through late afternoon on Sunday, September 11 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. ... (2 replies)
... :wave::wave:hi i have a large prostate gland which is pressing on my bladder thats why i must have a prostate biospy not looking forward to it or the colonoscopy being a baby when it comes to pain thankyou for letting me to what expect on the day regards paul (15 replies)