DaveRN94's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 76

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    • DaveRN94
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Although I wasn't suprised to have prostate cancer, I was shocked to have a Gleason score of 4+4=8. It is the aggressive kind that needs treated, not doing nothing and waiting to see.

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    • DaveRN94
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Brachytherapy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Elected brachytherapy (seed implants) from a myriad of options to treat prostate cancer after being diagnosed Oct 18, 2011. I had the brachytherapy done 1 week ago, Dec. 14, 2011. Came home after the out-patient proceedure with 53 Iodine-125 encapsuled radioactive "seeds' added to my prostate. The "seeds" will deliver radiation to my prostate with the aim of destroying the cancer cells with minimal damage to the normal cells. I left the hospital last week with some urinary burning and a little hesitancy. I week later and I don't even know I had the surgery unless I think about it. I am amazed--zero side affects as of today. Can that change? Oh yeah, but I am optimistic based on how well I am doing.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • DaveRN94
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)

    Radiation

    See proceedure/surgery

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • DaveRN94
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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