KoalaBear's Journey:

Spouse/Partner: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 56, Stage III, Progressing despite hormone therapy: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My husband was diagnosed in July 2009 at age 49.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Radical retropubic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My husband had his surgery on September 3, 2009. Surgery went great but 5 hours later he suffered a heart attack. While in the Cath Lab he went into cardiac arrest. It took the doctors 18 minutes to revive. He was in the CVICU for 3 days, regular room for 2 days and then home.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    My husband's psa was <.01 after surgery.

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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    My husband's psa has tripled.

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  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My husband underwent 6 weeks of radiation.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    PSA has gone down from .9 to .8 6 months after radiation treatment.

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  7. 7
    over 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    The PSA test this week was 1.7 up from .8 11 months after radiation. Recheck in 3 months to see how fast it is going to climb so we can decide when to start hormone therapy.

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  8. 8
    almost 4 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: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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