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Medical Marijuana. Let's debate.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply 2:51 am
  • Journal · 378 replies
  • AN OPINION: My Sister, who is a RN and who suffers from constant continual severe pain as well as depression from many problems, will not use legal medical MJ for fear her primary physician will be angry ...

AMS 700 MS Penal Implant

Rich50
  • By Rich50 · Posted 2:12 am
  • Discussion in Managing side effects · 0 replies
  • Had "da Vinci" RP over 6 years ago having every complication possible. Now after penal rehab failure with Viagra after RP and also failure with all other PDE5 inhibitors ; Needing to control incontinence ...

58 with prostate cancer

CharlesS
  • By CharlesS · New reply 1:17 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 12 replies
  • I have been reading some posts of other members here, and realize that I am very lucky compared to many others. Still this whole thing scares the h*** out of me. I am a 58 year-old who was diagosed with ...

Age 53, PSA 6.5, Gleason 3+3, whats next ?

stp1234
  • By stp1234 · New reply 12:33 am
  • Journal · 58 replies
  • Diagnosed in Dec 2013 - Healthy 53 year old male no urinary symptoms - PSA went from 1.2 in 2010 to 2.6 in 2012 to 6.5 in 2013 (two years between first two PSA tests; 18 months until next one was accomplished ...

SRT with negative margins

willda109
  • By willda109 · Posted yesterday at 10:37 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 0 replies
  • I'm facing the issue of having salvation radiation therapy or not with negative margins, no indication of cancer in seminal vessels or lymph nodes, but with lymphatic (small vesse) invasion and persistent ...

3 Years After RP With No Regrets

puddlesalltheway
  • By puddlesalltheway · New reply yesterday at 10:27 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • My RP was 3 years ago yesterday. Members in my family have been dropping like flies for years and I was prepared to meet this head on when the time came as the cells were known to be aggressive in type ...

Prostate Biopsy Complications

BlueBird3291
  • By BlueBird3291 · New reply yesterday at 10:12 pm
  • Discussion in Prostate cancer and intimacy · 14 replies
  • Most men will feel discomfort and soreness in the area on which the biopsy was performed. A proportion of men will feel severe discomfort and pain. Most prostate biopsies are accompanied by bleeding in ...

Provenge and Eosinophils

Kayakbob
  • By Kayakbob · New reply yesterday at 7:27 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 1 reply
  • (continued from Ready to start Provenge - any advice thread) Completed Provenge treatment on 4-4-14, went quite well. Went to see dr. last Monday 4-14 re general weakness & other SE's, and had blood work ...

Cost/insurance re focal laser ablation

scottfried
  • By scottfried · Posted yesterday at 7:24 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Has anyone compiled a list of the cost for focal laser ablation where it is practiced, and which insurance companies are paying for the procedure, even if only partially? And any related tips in this ...

BIOPS CAN, AND DO, CAUSE UNQUANTIFIED LASTING DAMAGE?

rhudhach
  • By rhudhach · New reply yesterday at 7:17 pm
  • Discussion in Active surveillance · 4 replies
  • In response to an earlier discussion, http://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-pro state-cancer/discussion/psa-whole-nos-vs -decimals/, Explorer08 made the following comments on April 5: “ @ rhudhach: fascinating ...

A LOOK AT PROTON STUDIES AND ANOTHER TREATMENT

Wayne_wills
  • By Wayne_wills · New reply yesterday at 7:14 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 13 replies
  • Indeed, recent studies have failed to find evidence of benefit from proton beam therapy relative to other, cheaper ways to treat prostate cancer. For instance, a retrospective study of more than 50,000 ...

5 months post RP Surgery

Soyke
  • By Soyke · Posted yesterday at 6:23 pm
  • Discussion in Managing side effects · 0 replies
  • I'm not sure if there are mean averages in this business, but it is always somewhat interesting to compare notes.....I am 69 years old and in good health and good shape physically.....The robotic surgery ...

Diabetic needing a biopsy

iconoclast6
  • By iconoclast6 · Posted yesterday at 5:51 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi Folks, I'm new here. I had a baseline PSA of 2.8 that jumped to 4.8. After a round of antibiotics, it dropped to 3.7 and then went up to 4.5. I'm on another round of antibiotics, but expect to have ...

Focal Laser Ablation patients

1177025
  • By 1177025 · New reply yesterday at 5:30 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 588 replies
  • I had a successful Focal Laser Ablation treatment on January 14, 2013 at the Sperling Prostate Center in Manhattan, New York. I am interested in grouping all of us into one forum to make it easier to ...

USPSTF Recommendation of NO PSA Screening - Here's something you can do

mazdaguy
  • By mazdaguy · New reply yesterday at 1:54 pm
  • Discussion in Screening and early detection · 3 replies
  • A few months ago, US Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama introduced Senate Resolution 251 calling for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to reevaluate the recommendation that men ...

Dana Farber

willda109
  • By willda109 · New reply yesterday at 11:45 am
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 10 replies
  • Anybody have any experience with Dana Farber in Boston and Dr Phillip Kantoff? I'm going there in mid-May for a consult after being referred by my Oncologist, Dr. Christina Prillaman of Williamsburg ...

PSA down to .1 after 1st Lupron shot

Haliday
  • By Haliday · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Recurrence / advanced disease · 24 replies
  • We will learn more at med onc appointment on Wednesday but blood test has PSA down to .1 after first Lupron shot. That's down from 147 in 4 months (it dropped to 39 after one month of Casodex). We assume ...

How Selenium and Vitamin E Increase Prostate Risk

dave205
  • By dave205 · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Active surveillance · 27 replies
  • How Selenium and Vitamin E Increase Prostate Risk http://www.ustoo.org/PDFs/HotSheets/HotS heet042014.pdf ...

Ready to start Provenge - any advice?

Kayakbob
  • By Kayakbob · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment options · 48 replies
  • Just received authorization for Provenge after a long appeals process - I should be starting in early March, if all goes according to plans. Any advice from those who have already undergone this treatment ...

New Targeted Radiotherapy

GL8wmets
  • By GL8wmets · New reply April 19, 2014
  • Discussion in Clinical trials · 26 replies
  • This could be very significant. http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b. 8922409/k.8A41/ Moving_the_Dial_to_Cure_Can_Targeted_Rad iotherapy_actually_eradicate_tumors_in_m en_with_advanced_prostate_cancer.htm ...

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