rosygren's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Survivor: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Male, Age: 70, Stage II, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

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    • rosygren
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)


    I was very fortunate because of the medical team that made my treatment experience pretty good. I was diagnosed in 2009 with Prostrate cancer stage II. This was 2yrs after I retired so I was not planning on that happening. My father died from prostrate cancer in 1998. So I was glad for the medical team because they gave me options and once I did my research and made my decision they supported me. I experienced little pain expect for a reaction to some of the meds. Biggest challenge for me has been fatigue and lack of energy and lack of sexual function. I attribute my healing to God and my medical team at the cancer center.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree