mustangray's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 8 years ago, Male, Age: 64, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    In May of 2009 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My PSA was 5.4 . I had a DRE and they found a tumor on my prostate. Was sheduled for a biospy and results came back type 2 with a gleason score of 6

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After given the treatment options of surgery or radiation seeds. Since I was informed the cancer was confined to the prostate I decided to go with the surgery. Remove the prostate and the cancer will be gone. Surgery went good I was sore for a few days and off work for 6 weeks. What a way to get a vacation.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Incontinence (cannot control urine)

    Side Effects

    After taking the Urologist about the possible side effects. Which is said I would have incotinence for a few months and possible up to a year. Given that I was still young my control should come back to me. It's been almost 3 years now since my surgery and I still have problems controlling my urine.

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

    Oh No

    During my follow up PSA test after surgery my psa level dropped to a 03. and 4 months later the reading was the same. I was saying to myself than God the cancer is gone. Well to make along story my next test PSA was .05 and each test afterwards it has slowly risen to now a .17 . Doc whats me to start radiation treatments. I'm still at a point of thinking that the PSA will level out. Since with radiation treatments comes more side effects.

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