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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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  • Should I worry?

    Hi. Had a digital exam this morning and Dr says I have an enlarged prostate. He said it was common in older men, I'm 72, but wants a PSA test done anyway. It's always been recently described as large but I have no trouble passing urine etc. I have had a major scare with bowel cancer and...

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  • Prostate Cancer discovered during TURP

    I just had a TURP done a week ago. They had the tissue examined and it came back positive for prostate cancer. Two months ago they did a prostate biopsy and it came back negative. Good thing I asked him to have it checked. He had originally planned to vaporize it. Not sure what the Doc plans to do now....

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  • Is there an official test or physical diagnosis for Prostatitis

    I was diagnosed with prostatitis years ago. Went to a Urologist and he said based off what you said sounds like prostatitis. Fast forward to now with my recent high PSA and Biopsy with a new urologist. I asked about actual test for Prostatitis and I was informed again that there was no actual test we...

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  • PSA after RT treatment and being on HT

    Hello all, I had biopsy done on OCT 2016 Gleason 8.  Did RT 44 treatments ending Jan 16, 2017,  The PSA 1 month after treatment was 2. then every three months it finally got down to 0.49 in Jan of 2018.  This last time was done just recently was 0.458.  It has leveled out and not...

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  • Has anyone with Gleason 8 or 9 said no to radio therapy?

    Although I have aggressive cancer (Gleason 9) there is still no evidence that it has spread outside the prostate. But my oncologist tells me that it probably has spread already, even though it doesn't yet show up on the scans. He recommends radio therapy on the off chance that it is still contained...

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  • When can one relax and not worry about relapse?

    Had PC and radical prostatectomy March 2017. All PSA measurements until 1 month ago were < 0.01. I read that the longer you go without relapse (PSA increase and change being the indicator), the slimmer the chances of a relapse. When can one relax and feel normal again?

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  • Red meat

    Hi have BPH. I am 51. Red meat!!!!  Every time I eat red meat, a roast or steak I have a bad night. Last night after eating a lean roast, I got up a 2am and struggled to pee, I had to really push it out and it was a very weak flow. Then the same happened every 2 hours. 4am and now 6am. Does anyone...

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  • Had a Turp done 25 days ago, still bleed a little but cant pee

    i cant pee well still have to push so pee could come out also a little blood comes out, feel so bloated like if i have a basketball in my stomack, need advise about this doctor said that i will be peeing like a horse after this surgery but this is not the case. Dont have cancer thank god.

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  • Viagra and Tri-Mix injections don't Play Well Together

    4 Months post op.  Wanted to try sex again, so decided to give tri-mix penile injections a try, because ED pills had no effect.   Started out with .2ml.  No effect.  doulbled it to .5ml with 50mg of viagra,  Nothing, no effect.  Needless to say I was very disappointed. The...

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  • Ongoing Prostatitis or possibly PC?

    Age 47: On 1/7/18 my psa was 109 (yes 109!) and I was diagnosed with a uti and acute prostatitis. I have been on cipro for 3 months now starting with 1000 mg day, and currently taking 250 mg day. I have had 4 more psa tests since, and all have been lower: 10.1, 7.6, 5.5, 5.3. My last two readings...

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  • Is this prostatitis or tumor/cancer?

    Male 38 years old dealing with chronic prostatitis on and off for almost 4 years now. I mention this because the summer of last year I began to feel a tight almost muscle cramping in a spot that is slightly above my penis and 4 or 5 inches to the right. It’s always the same spot and the pin comes and...

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  • Going for 1st biopsy ever

    Had 3T mpMRI scans read by 3 radiologists, all recommended biopsy. Dr. Karamanian in Houston is terrific. Hour-long consult, showed me exactly everything in the scans I had sent him weeks ago, where, how big the lesions are, he’s almost certain GL 7, made a pencil diagram to explain how gl7 can be read...

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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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  • Possible cancer? I’m so scared

    hi all.  Very sad at the moment and terrified.  I recently went for an MRI for gastritis, and the report found some hypointensity signal at the peripheral of my prostate. went to a urologist immediately, and we did a rectal exam. Doctor said he couldn’t feel any lumps and prostate wasn’t enlarged...

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  • Length of Zoladex treatment after EBRT: 36 or 18 months?

    I was diagnosed just over a year ago with PC (likely T3aNOMx, Gleason 8)), started on Zoladex 3-monthy implants in Feb 2017 and completed a standard course of EBRT last autumn ((37 X 2 Gy). The zoladex is scheduled to last for 36 months in total, The side-effects of the Zoladex seem to me to be cumulative:...

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  • Prostrate radiation, Painful Burning

    Prostrate Radiation, Painful Burning I have had 10 treatments Of EBRT, My Concern: It is beginning to be very painful while urinating with a burning sensation, and the pain lingers afterwards . At first it was tolerable, now the pain is beginning to be an issue with me...(very painful) and it feels...

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  • Bph, rising psa

    2011 psa was 3 2014 was 3.9 2015 was 4.2 2015 was 7 2015 was 5.4 2016 was 5.9 3 in 2017 were 6, 6.8 and 6.7 I have just recently had my second MRI scan first one showed nothing this one has shown 2 Lesions that are pirads 3.  Previous biopsy shows no cancer. My prostate size is 80-90cc I am...

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  • FLA Treatment

    Can anybody send report on 3 and 5 year outcome on FLA  treatment for prostate cancer recurrence? I’m looking for any trials and medical reports. Thank you

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  • Blood clotting after a transrectal biopsy

    I had my trans rectal biopsy 3 weeks ago tomorrow. Two or three months ago I had a blood clot in my left arm from the inside of my elbow extending a couple inches. The doctor put me on aspirin and it either dissolved or moved within about a month. I was doing some moderately heavy lifting today and my...

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  • Recently diagnosed

    Hi, I was just recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. I feel very confused -sad- and don’t know what to expect... I would like to hear from individuals going through the same thing.

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  • My PSA is 8,6 what should I do?

    I have been diagnosed before by my urologist about my prostate problem. I have had PSA over 11 in the beginning and later it went down to 9 successively to 7,6 in 2017 and now it has gone up to 8,6. What shall I do? Does this mean I have prostate cancer?

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  • Radiation Treatment

    I have stage 3 tumor extending into bladder.  I have received 11 of 28 treatments and just this past weekend had to go to ER for catheterization due to blockage, urine was deep purple before block.  Doctor said tumor breaking up and causing block.  Has anyone experienced this side...

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  • Visiting urologist for first time.

    Hi I'm a 62 year old male and have had a couple of PSA tests done recently (12.4 then 10.5). I'm off to visit my Urology department in Hospital in Devon tomorrow, taking a urine sample with me. I'm expecting a DRE and possibly followed by an MRI scan. I've been reading on this forum...

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  • Photodynamic therapy treatment for prostate cancer

    Photodynamic therapy (VTP) is a minimally invasive way to destroy cancer tumors in the body without surgery.  At this time the only way to get this focal treatment and the drug that's administered by IV is by clinical trial  in America. It is available in Mexico and Europe and is there...

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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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  • How am I doing? What should I be doing?

    I'm at the 2-month anniversary of my prostatectomy. I'm in a community that is void of a support group, but I have managed to find a few men who have gone through this and, of course, I frequently read or participate in the  discussion forums here. I'm eager to learn how I'm doing....

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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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  • Bad News and Good News

    Well I went Monday and got the results of my biopsy and while I do have cancer cells it is considered low risk. They took 12 cores and they said that cancer was only found in 1 cores and it was about 10% or less. My Gleason was 3+3. So for right now the plan is active monitoring. Gonna get my psa tested...

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