lsobelman's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Survivor: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Male, Age: 68, Stage IIA, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Doctors are allowing patients to miss early diagnosis and treatment. They are trained not to alarm patients until the PSA exceeds 4.0. All they tell you is that the PSA is normal. WRONG. My PSA was 1.5 and I already had Prostate Cancer. Fortunately I went to my Urologist for TRT and he gave me an agressive DRE and found a growth. Biopsy followed and diagnosis of early stage cancer. My advice to all men is to require the doctor to give you the PSA number. Track this number and if it moves up at all, see a good Urologist. I might not be alive today if I continued to listen to my doctor that my PSA was normal. My last normal PSA reading of 0.9 was May 2005 so my Prostate Cancer was developing for about 2 years before being discovered.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation (Instensity modulated)

    Radiation

    Star Trek treatment. The only side effect was a sunburn type of feeling on my thighs. This lasted for a couple of years and did not effect life other than being noticable,

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Rash

    Side Effects

    Probably sterile after the radiation.

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