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Prostate Cancer

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  • Dueling Radiologists

    Are year ago my hometown radiologist read my 3T MRI as 3. Last month he read my most recent 3T MRI as 4&5. However my urologist at the Cleveland Clinic read the same 3T MRI and came up with twos. Which one do I believe? My Cleveland urologist recommended a transrectal biopsy if my PSA was over 4...

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  • Back to work after prostate biopsy?

    My urologist wants me to have a transrectal prostate biopsy.  I'm wondering what the recovery time will be like and if I will be able to go back to work that day or just take the whole day off?  He makes it sound like no big deal, 10 minute procedure. 

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  • Very confused

    I am 64-year-old and was diagnosed with prostate cancer:  Gleason 8 (3+5) on October 20, 2017.  The subsequent bone scan and CT on October 26, 2017, were negative, suggesting the cancer, albeit aggressive, is still within the prostate. I am healthy; in l good condition. Other...

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  • Anyone heard of injections for erections being in short supply

    Hi all, went with hubby today supposedly for a seminar on how the injections work and how to use them. Turned out they had booked us into the wrong seminar - this was for patients 6 weeks post op. Nurse apologised but said that injections are in short supply and it is nationwide and there will be no...

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  • Rise in PSA

    I finished a course of 35 IBRT plus Hormone therapy about 18 months ago. Since then my PSA has decreased to a low of 0.2 six months ago. However, my latest result came back at 0.7. I know these are still low values but I wonder if I should contact my Urologist prior to our annual appointment next May?...

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  • medicine question

    Hi, I have been diagnosed with cancer and the doctor is willing to prescribe an Opiate but I read online of people having tolerance to Opiates. So I ask you if you are on Opiate medicine, do you notice any tolerance to it?. Does it still work?. And where you taking it every day. And what dose are you...

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  • Pi-RAD score of 5

    Just had an MRI scan of the prostate. At follow up consultant casually said I’m surprised you are PI-RAD 5 with such a low PSA! Didn’t have a clue what that meant just remembered it so I could google it afterwards! He didn’t seem at all concerned so at the time neither was I? I’m booked in next week...

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  • How to Treat Prostate Cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy

    Androgen Deprivation Therapy—also known as hormone therapy—is a way of lowering certain hormones (“androgens”) in the male body to treat prostate cancer. (Surgical therapy is also an option.) Studies have shown that prostate cancer may shrink or grow at a slower pace when androgen levels are reduced....

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  • Scar tissues and abdominal adhesions

    Anyone experienced scar tissues and abdominal adhesions after radical prostatectomy? I seem to have them and they are disturbing my disgestive system tremendously: bloating, and some intestinal pains that come and go.  No constipation, very light and rare diarreha.   I had a serious infection...

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  • MRI PI-RADS scoring

    Hi  Can anyone tell me more about PI-Rads scoring after an MRI scan on the prostate.  My husband has been graded a 4 and it waiting for a biopsy the one done under a general anaesthetic.  I have not been able to find out much about it other than 4 means very likely that clinically significant...

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  • So far good

    Hello, I wanted to post about myself for some good news. Had Prostate and 13 Lymph Nodes removed 7/15. Pathology report came troubling. Major perinial invasion outside capsule. Semi. V. Neg., lymph nodes neg. So, 35 treatments of radiation 9/15. Now 2 years later psa .01....just met with urologist...

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis and prostate cancer

    Hi all. I have diagnosed with Prostate cancer 6 months ago, it is low grade and I have agreed to go on active surveilance, which means do nothing and see how it developes. Problem is I have now been told that I must stop using my Biologic anti TNF Drug (Humira) which I really dont want to stop as it...

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  • Suprapubic catheter and winter weather

    I will be traveling this winter to Norway to take the Northern Lights cruise. I will be fitted with the Suprapubic by that time. I would like information on how to deal with it wearing winter thermal clothing.  I am sure I will be exposed to severe winter weather at one time or another for brief...

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  • Gleason 9 Im having pain in my thighs

    I am 49. My prostate cancer was diagnosed in February 2017.  I have done the Eligard hormone therapy, Casodex tabs, external radiation, and brachyterapy (seed implant).  My psa is 6.5. My Gleason was 9.  The doctor said many nodules are present.  When I tell the doctors what I am...

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  • Am I entitled to a PSA test should I want one ?

    I would like a PSA test done so that I have an idea of my level and also to have a base figure should it go up at a future date.  I don't have any symptoms but would like peace of mind.  I chatted to a nurse at my local doctors surgery who said they do not do them unless you have symptoms,...

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  • Embolisation - your experiences?

    Hi, my uncle, who is at the stadium of gleason 3 + 4, is considering treatment by embolization. Has any of you tried it? What are your experiences? Is it worth trying? Is it good treatment? Thanks for any help. Greetings from Poland.

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  • Is this how PC presents itself?

    Just turned 38 and I have had an inflamed prostate on and off for several years.  In 2015 to early 2016 I struggled almost every day with prostatitis as I had lower back pain, pain while sitting, sometimes after ejaculating. The last few months it has been similar but I also have pain in on the...

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  • Low Dose Radiation Seed Implants - Brachytherapy... My Journey

    I posted my beginning story last week as being diagnosed in October of 2015. Low Risk, early stage, PSA of 6.2, Gleason score of 3+3=6. No symptoms relating to prostate cancer or prostate problems. After the biopsy, I developed prostatitis which was not fun and very uncomfortable - I took anitbiotics...

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  • Pi RADS score of 4 & 5 and biopsy?

    I've had acute rectal pain going on for about 2 years which I initially thought was prostate related but my prostate wasn't sore with the digital examination. My Pi RADS a year ago was 3 and the one I just had last Friday was four and five. I guess I finally do need a biopsy but unfortunately...

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  • Pelvic Pain 10 months following radical prostatectomy

    I'm 68 years old and had a RP in December 2016. My Gleason had been 3=4, first PSA was undetectable and six month later was .1 I've had pelvic pain throughout whereby it hurts to sit down, especially on hard surfaces. Standing or lying down is fine. I've carried a cushion around with me and...

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  • New drug

    How are you feeling after taking the drug Tookad Soluble for early stage prostate cancer treatment? Have you noticed any side effects to the drug?

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  • PI RADS score of 4

    I recently had a 3T MRI and the score was 4. There is a 6mm lesion on the left apex. Of  course they are pushing for a biopsy but I'm not going to have one due to my other health issues. Does anyone have any good statistics on what percentage of subsequesnt biopsies are positive for PCA with...

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  • PET SCAN with AXUMEN

    A couple of weeks ago I was in conversation with someone in this blog and I have forgotten who it was with (my apologies) and he asked me to get back with him after it was performed. So, The PET SCAN with AXUMEN was the same as a regular PET Scan.  Get an IV, they shoot you up with the radioactive...

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  • Follow-up scans during treatment?

    Hello Age 75, I was diagnosed with PCa in February this year (T3a, NO, Gleason score 8, PSA 3.3), despite my PSA being in the normal range, and my testosterone levels very low. Apparently this implies that my cancer is probably an 'aggressive' one. I have been on hormone therapy (Zoladex) since...

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  • Should I have a prostate biopsy?

    Introduction I’m 70 and have a PSA which was at 4.6 when I was 66, and while it has been regularly monitored over the past 18 months or so has been moving up and down between 6 and 7.  My doctor thought that I should be referred and I have had two hpital appointments, but I have so far decided...

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  • prostate surgery consequences

    I am frightened about prostate surgery complications --  leaking urine is more concerning that diminished sex life. I need to go back to work.  I have a lot of interaction with the public. I have long days at the office, etc    So give me the best case scenarios -- 6 days, 6 weeks,...

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  • Acute Prostatitis

    I completed 43 radiation treatments (EBRT) on March 31 2017. Almost 6 months later. (YESTERDAY) 9-19-2017. I was diagnosed with Prostatitis. I went to my Family doc thinking I had a bladder or urinary infection, urinating was very painful. Turns out I had Prostatitis. now I have 4 weeks of antibiotics...

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  • Cancer scare

    I'm a 52 year old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago. This past February 2017 I was peeing more than I thought I should , so I went into the doctor. They found microscopic hematuria in my urine. With my age and smoking history they sent me to a urologist.  They did another...

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  • Post Surgery-cancer spread

    Looking for any advice on approaches to cancer spreading outside of the prostate. My Dad was at his one week post op appt and the doctor said the cancer spread outside of the prostate. His course of treatment is for my Dad to come back in 3 months for another PSA. To me and my siblings this seems like...

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  • Post radical prostatectomy recovery

    I had my prostate removed on Sept. 21, (I am writing this on Nov. 21), so it has been 2 months. My catheter did not want to come out at first, so it was in for just under 4 weeks. I was wondering how long it takes for bladder control to cease being a problem. Right now I am getting by using Depends guards,...

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