Tommy_B's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 70, Stage IV, Progressing despite hormone therapy: Don't Know

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    • Tommy_B
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    May 29, 2012

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    • Tommy_B
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    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    June 2012: Cancer has metastasized into pelvis, right distal clavicle (collar bone), femurs (thigh bones), humeri (upper arms), and spine.

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    • Tommy_B
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    June 11, 2012: Began 22.5mg Lupron injection (every 3-months) and Casodex 50mg daily

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Tommy_B
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    At least 5 to 10 times per day. Profuse sweating (I don't sweat this much during a workout!)

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    • Tommy_B
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    about 5 years ago
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    Swelling (edema)

    Side Effects

    June 21, 2012: Minor edema in left ankle. Started taking Lasix 20mg daily

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    • Tommy_B
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    about 5 years ago
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    Sexual side effects

    Side Effects

    No urge physically. Mentally still there.

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    • Tommy_B
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    about 5 years ago
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    PSA Down

    Celebration

    PSA down from 296 in May 2012 to 7.2 in July.

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    • Tommy_B
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    September 06, 2012: 2nd Lupron injection

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Tommy_B
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    about 5 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    September 6, 2012: Xgeva 120mg - Monthly subcutaneous injection. (used to prevent bone complications in patients with bone metastases)

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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