• quijote
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prosta...
    over 8 years ago
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    12/20/2012 3rd Opinion MSKCC

    Decision Point

    I visited Dr. Laudone at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Chose this place based on their reputation and their cur...

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    • ROBERT
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostat...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    JUST DIAGNOSED. 12/12 POSITIVE 60-80% WITH GLEASONS OF 6-7-8. DONT KNOW WHATS NEXT. JUST IN SHOCK. LOCKS GLOAMY? MORE TESTS NEX...

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    • n2jhawks
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    1st PSA Test is undetected

    Celebration

    I had my first PSA test after completing radiation in August and my number was "neglible", which is a good start. My radiation oncol...

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  1. almost 9 years ago
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    Radical retropubic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went to Fox Chase in Philly, great Dr.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • tomget
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had the DaVinci robotic prostrate removal procedure Thursday morning. It went well. I was up walking about the hospital maybe six or...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Bob
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just depressing you know.

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Bob
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Not being able to have sex does not mean your brain agrees. Also there are times when I'm going to the the bathroom four times in a ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Bob
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation (Three dimensional)

    Radiation

    At the age of 51 was when diagnosed. Given three options. Choose 3D rad. Never occurred to me to ask what happens if this doesn't wo...

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • quijote
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prosta...
    almost 9 years ago
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    12/11/2012 Consulted Oncologist - Chemo and hormones before surgery clinical trial was recommended but declined to participate

    Clinical Trial

    My doctor mentioned a clinical trial for which I could be a candidate. The clinical trial compares two groups. One group will receiv...

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    • quijote
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prosta...
    almost 9 years ago
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    12/19/2012 Surgery and Where to do it

    Decision Point

    I will be consulting a third doctor in at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC to discuss my whole case. After that con...

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    • quijote
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prosta...
    almost 9 years ago
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    09/18/2012 High PSA - Nodule per DRE

    Oh No

    My last physical examination revealed a high out of range PSA level of 5.3. Went to an Urologists who repeated the test with a value...

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    • quijote
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prosta...
    almost 9 years ago
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    1/2/2013 Health Insurance Issue

    Oh No

    Unfortunately my health insurance is from a large hospital organization and gives reasonable benefits if I use their hospitals. The ...

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