Pat44's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Prostate Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 22 years ago, Male, Age: 70, Stage IV, Progressing despite hormone therapy: Yes

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate...
    over 5 years ago
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    Internal and external radiation combined

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Lupron can cause significant side effects in some including bone loss and arthritis

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    After 15 years of stable, chronic PC, hormones stopped working. PSA rising, slowly at first. Investigated and applied to 2 programs and was not 'sick enough' to qualify. At time, no metastasis showing on CT or bone scans.

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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    CT and Bone scans every 3 months showed no metastasis, but PSA rising. Oncologist did not start chemo and urologist treated bladder symptoms as infection. PSA in Dec 2011 was 30. PSA in Jan was 100. Last scans Feb 2012 showed mulitple mets, bone, lymph, bladder and kidney malfunction. PSA before bladder and kidney surgery was over 400. Bladder surgery showed Gleason 10 over entire surface, blocking ureters. One kidney had lost over 60% of function, nephrostomy on other one to drain kidney.

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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    Urologist treated recurrent bladder symptoms as infection while metastatic prostate cancer was taking over bladder wall. Oncologist pushed back to urologist who did nothing. Changed urologists, and had extensive bladder/kidney surgeries.

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    over 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    after completing 4 rounds, lot of weakness, but generally doing ok

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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