dangerdog's Journey with Prostate Cancer

Survivor: Prostate Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 11 years ago, Male, Age: 73, Stage IIA, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

  1. 1
    over 8 years ago
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    Oh No

    PSA count had gone up 2 points in total over 2 years to 4.1. Then had biopsies which turned out positive.

  2. 2
    over 8 years ago
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    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a radical robotic prostatectomy which was successful. However the cancer was not confined to the prostate but was within the margins. One nerve bundle had to be removed which resulted in ED. I also have a minor in continence problem.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree