lsweetn's Journey:

Caregiver: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 71, Stage II, Progressing despite hormone therapy: Don't Know

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    • lsweetn
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Dad recently diagnosed, confused, scared, lost

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    • lsweetn
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Dad's Radiation Dr recommended Hormone Injection, he got his injection on Monday 5/7/12, he has had some hot flashes so far. He goes back to radiation Dr end of July to get started for Radiation treatment.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation (Proton beam)

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • lsweetn
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Dad had diarrhea from the radiation. During treatment was still active. Occasionaly tired, but for most part he didn't have any bad side effects.

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    • lsweetn
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Raiation Treatent Finished

    Celebration

    Dads finished radiation treatment on October 23, 2012. He had 43 treatments in all. I'm glad that don't have to get up every morning and sit there. I asked Dr how does he know if tumor has shrunk, I want to see visible evidence that it s gone. Dr just kept telling from blood test. How can it be that simple, that the radiation got rid of it all?

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