julius' Journey:

Patient: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 59, Stage IV, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

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    • julius
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I went to my a urologist that my dad used. He wanted to operate----The second opinion from the second urologist was that the cancer had spread outside of the prostate and was inoperable. it hasn't metastasized as far as He can tell from bone and cat scans.I have started hormone therapy and will start radiation therapy the first week of january 43 treatments

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    • julius
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    45 radiation treatments completed 2 years ago---hormone therapy completed august of 2013--since radiation treatment diagnosed with spinal stenosis high blood pressure and coronary artert disease 2 stent s inserted in dec of 2013

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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • julius
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    External radiation (Instensity modulated)

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • julius
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 3 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • julius
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Other

    Symptom Management

    I was aware that radiation carried side effects I didnt realize that they get worse over time. I am happy and blessed to be alive so I consider the side effects a fair trade off since it was treatment or die.

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