1. almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After surgery, radiation, hormone treatment wth lupron injeccion, cancer metastasized, the psa increase to 387

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    • Dale
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    My father has prostate cancer, but he won't tell me anything about it.

    Decision Point

    My Mom called me last night (11/07/2012) and told me my father had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in July 2012. He goes in for...

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    • jrr49
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Erection problems

    Side Effects

    Getting by with vacuum pump, penile injections (tri-mix), and daily cialis

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    • jrr49
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery and recovery without complication. Pad free at about 10 weeks. ED issues persist at 18 months

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Talbert
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    Radium seed implant may have stopped the early cancer, but almost three years later still have frequent-urination problems and also ...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • MichaelV
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I go every 4 weeks for my Zometa shot, every 12 weeks for my Lupron shot and I take 4-250mg Zytiga pills along with 2 5mg Prednisone...

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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    My radiation experience was very good. I had some internal pain, but it was sporadic and several weeks into my six week treatment. S...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. almost 9 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery was in March 2012. It was nerve sparing, but the healing continues.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. almost 9 years ago
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    I investigated radiation, prostatectomy, etc.

    Decision Point

    Decided on robotic prostatectomy after talking with men of various ages who had seeds, direct beam, radical removal, and robotic rem...

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  5. almost 9 years ago
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    Had no symptoms. Total surprise when PSA came back at 16.7

    Oh No

    Had no clue what a PSA was when I got the number. Didn't know what the number meant either. Ironically, in December 2011, I was tryi...

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    • Jaybo
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    Deciding whether radiation or surgery was more agonizing than the actual surgery. Decision is basically left up to patient to make ...

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    • Jaybo
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery and recovery went almost exactly as printed materials given by surgeon. After first night did not take pain pills. Couple ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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