shadow's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 8 years ago, Male, Age: 74, Stage 0, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

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    • shadow
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

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    over 5 years ago
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    What was next and how to treat my condition.

    Decision Point

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was completely caught by surprise what the real effects of what the surgery did to my life after recovery.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Erection problems

    Side Effects

    Did not expect that I would not ever recover after the surgery. Still dealing with erectile dysfunction and some incontinence problems.

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Sexual function is completely different and sexual desire has diminished a lot.

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    • shadow
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    I will be cancer free 7 years this coming February 2020.

    Celebration

    After 2.5 years, I can say that I am cancer free as of today. My cancer so far has been contained within the prostate according to biopsy results. Still need PSA monitoring for next 5 years.

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Joined a local cancer group to better understand my emotional problems I' am dealing with today.

    Other Care

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    • shadow
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Erection problems

    Side Effects

    I had the double nerve sparing robotic surgery and it has not helped with ED after 2.5 years. Prior to having the surgery, my doctor said I had a very good chance that I would return to normal in about 18 mos. It has affected me in many ways since. Can't believe doctors anymore!

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    12 months ago
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    Dealing with basal cell carcinoma since 2017.

    Other Care

    2 biopsies on my back, 1 on my chest and 1 on my middle ear which required a skin graft after removal. Still having basal cells as of 2020.

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