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... Your dad is fortunate to have you working to help him, and it is clear from your post that the family is rallying around him. This is one of those times when families can play such an important role. ... (10 replies)
... I am sorry I didn't find this site sooner and am wondering and hoping that my info will help your dad. My husband was a nuclear physicist during his career and when he took the radiation treatments he got radiation sickness, because radiation never leaves the body and no one checked up on that before the radiation treatments, which he had to stop halfway through. Radiation... (10 replies)
... year old dad was diagnosed as having prostate cancer. ... (10 replies)

... r the first 3 or 4 weeks. My surgery was robotic, I didn't need any pain medicine after. If your husband is having robotic, tell him there very little discomfort from the surgery. Some discomfort from the gas they pump in before the surgery. ... (1 replies)
Prostate Cancer
Jan 26, 2010
... In addition to the books recommended, I urge you to purchase "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer" by Robert Marckini. ... (20 replies)
... st advanced forms of radiation with a very targeted beam that does not have a great impact on neighboring tissue in your body. It releases its energy within the prostate and treats it, and a small safety margin, and then dissipates. ... (13 replies)
... usally a lurker on these forums as I don't like posting personal info over the net, however, after reading replys to your post I thought it might be good to hear from someone with a rosier outlook. ... (10 replies)
... prior to the removal of the prostate and any surrounding tissues. ... (70 replies)
... I did a bunch of you are doing. I received some recommendations from doctors I trusted. ... (13 replies)
... If your husband chooses surgery, given his age he is probably a good candidate for robotic. I had robotic on jan 10, 2011. I was home from the hospital in 2 days and am recovering well. ... (70 replies)
... Funny you'd mention an appendix...I had mine removed in 1989, it almost killed me, and the post surgical recovery for it was far worse than my prostate removal. Darn that thing hurt like a banshee, and I was on IV antibiotics for four days. ... (18 replies)
... numerous scans,which in turn indicated that the cancer had certainly gone as far as it could go without escape from the prostate. ... (3 replies)
... with Dr L. Klotz from Sunnybrook hospital Toronto, Ontario Canada. Be aware that removal of the prostate brings with it huge problems that never go away. ... (76 replies)
Just diagnosed
Jun 25, 2007
... Use a plastic coat hanger stuck between the mattress and box spring to hang the bag from or just place it in the bucket on the floor. ... (5 replies)
... A friend sent me this site due to my having concerns about my "quality of life" recovery after Prostate Cancer Surgery. ... (0 replies)
... I tried interspersing answers in green earlier and it seemed to work, so here goes again. Take care, and thanks for giving me a chance to speak from one of my favorite soap boxes, Jim (9 replies)
Newly Diagnosed
Dec 14, 2010
... I had robotic surgery on October 6. As you can see from this thread, I was vacillating between Active Surveillance and surgery. I discounted all forms of radiation based on personal preference. ... (35 replies)
... For example, a con you've not mentioned with surgery is a higher incidence of impotency. Another is that it is major surgery and there are risks from that. Incontinence is often not a problem for many. ... (3 replies)
... Patient was out of the hospital in 3 days although he had some minor complication of the bladder and urethra which are separated during the procedure to permit removal of the prostate and then rejoined. It cleared up quickly although it took a few months for leakage to clear up and full continence to be regained. ... (4 replies)
... I had a TURP PRIOR to the big surgery, as they thought it was benign prostate disease due to my 1. ... (64 replies)

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