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How long Have You Been on Active Surveillance (AS) ?

In: Active surveillance

Mick-Zip

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I am curious for those individuals that have elected to do active surveillance (AS) or watchful waiting for low grade prostate cancer, how long have you been on such a program? Going on 2.5 years for me. I am 63 and was diagnosed back in January/2015, one of 10 cores, 25% involvement, Gleason 6, slow growing, PSA 4.9. Had a mp 1.5T MRT, pi Rads 4, Polaris gene test, 2nd biopsy w/no ... Read More

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MRI- 3T Verses 1.5T

In: Treatment options

Charlie-Aus

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I note many contributors to posts & replies talk highly of & recommend 3T MRI. My last 3 MRIs, including the one for my second biopsy have been 1.5T MRIs, all giving clear imaging. I Have been reading industry reports out of Canada that sets out some serious reasons as to why 3T is not actually superior to 1.5T and the risk of having to heat the body to 4x more than 1.5T as well as ... Read More

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Biomarkers, not tissue type, now dictates who can receive Keytruda

Cancer-Inspire's journal

Cancer-Inspire

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By Radha_Inspire Digital Editor, Inspire The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) now has the FDA’s OK to treat certain solid tumors that exhibit a specific biomarker – no matter where that tumor is located, a first for the FDA. The approval is also a clear step in the direction of precision oncology. “This is an important first for the cancer community,” said Dr. Richard Pazdur ... Read More

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Di-Vinci Surgery

In: Treatment options

craig-13

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Hi, I would be very interested in learning about anyone's experience with the Di-Vinci surgery for prostate. I have a Gleason 7 with 2 cores (4+3 & 3+4) and PSA 6.8. I have done exhaustive research on this method and will be discussing with my surgeon next Tuesday. Again, would welcome any experience regarding pre and post surgery issues. Thanks so much Craig ... Read More

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Just Diagnosed Thursday - early stage - Advice ?

In: Newly diagnosed

phil9279

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I was just diagnosed early stage - 1 small spot after a fusion biopsy . a 7 on the gleeson scale. the urologist / surgeon recommends surgery . i will be seeing an oncologist and radiologist soon . I am interested in prostate sparing treatment - I have heard about "seeds" and cyberknife. I don't know anyone who's had any treatment other than prostatectomy . Any advice ... Read More

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Once you experience a BCR it maybe many years before it metastasizes.

In: Recurrence / advanced disease

ExRunner

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I have read several reports that say it may be 5 to 8 years after you experience a BCR before it metastasizes. It is unclear if the RP patients were treated once the BCR occurred. If you have had a BCR after RP did you wait until it metastasized before taking any treatment ... Read More

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If you have taken Cipro for your prostate biopsy read this:

In: Managing side effects

dave205

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ATLANTA - Consumer advisor Clark Howard is speaking out about the mysterious sudden illness that threatened his life. The same disease killed a Gwinnett County man. He and Clark had each taken a powerful antibiotic only days before falling ill. Channel 2’s Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland exposed the side effects of the drugs two-and-a-half years ago. Clark was admitted to Piedmont ... Read More

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Prostectomy or Radiation? Any input, pros, cons, experiences?

In: Treatment options

goomba

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I'm about at my decision time. RP or radiation? My "stats" are posted in my profile. in brief mostly 3+3 with suspected 3+4 in one area (MSK says 3+4 Hopkins 3+3). ECE of 6mm. No noticeable SV or LN involvement. Dr. Ehdaie at MSK in NYC suggests treatment and leans towards surgery (60/40%). I've spoken with a Radiologist who is confident he will get good results and surgeon is equally ... Read More

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Peyronnies testing procedure went bad today!

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Papaw2

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I have had peronnies for 9 months from using bimex and uro told me that I could possibly use penis pumps and extenders to help condition.They did help some ,so I had penile dopplar test done today and uro injected very strong dose of chemical in my penis.The time of injection was at 9 am this morning for erection to do dopplar test.I had 8 hr erection after getting home ,which is 80 ... Read More

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After RP: Does anyone NOT suffer from ED?

In: Prostate cancer and intimacy

Vas-1

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  • 351 Replies
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My husband is 52 years old and was diagnosed with stage one PC in June. He has a Gleason score of a six. His brother is 14 years older and has stage 4 PC. Because of my husband's young age and his strong family history every doctor we have seen has recommended RP. He is scheduled for surgery on Dec. 2nd. We are a very sexually active couple. My husband has NEVER had ED. He gets rock ... Read More

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