• Jaybo
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Doctor told me day of biospsy had calcium deposits in prostate and was extremely confident it was not cancer. Then one week later i...

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  1. over 8 years ago
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    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Initial treat lupron shots every 3 months Side effects Fatigue Hot flashes & night sweats

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • RichardD
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Surgery or radiation !!

    Decision Point

    Surgery was the best option for me because the cancer was fairly close to left edge of prostate. Also, I did not like the side effe...

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  2. over 8 years ago
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    Incontinence (cannot control urine)

    Side Effects

    Due to the type of surgery, the incontinence and erectile dysfunction is currently present and will take a little time to overcome. ...

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  3. over 8 years ago
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    As soon as I was cleared for travel my wife and I took a restful vacation.

    Celebration

    I was happy to hear that my doctor was confident the cancer was contained and the entire Prostate Gland was removed intact. No need ...

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    • RichardD
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Other

    Celebration

    PSA tested 0.16 No cancer detected. May this be a trend!

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    • RichardD
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    Down to one pad a day. I am very hopeful that I'll be able to put the pads away in the not to distant future.

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  4. over 8 years ago
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    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My expected overnight stay in the hospital lasted 5 days due to issues with an Ilieus forming in my intestines. Miserable times in ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • RichardD
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was only in the hospital overnight, and I thought I had it made. The next day I went home feeling pretty good until, without warnin...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • RichardD
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was actually stunned when the doctor called and said that I had prostate cancer. It is a smack in the head to realize that it CAN ...

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  5. over 8 years ago
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    What type of treatment regimen to follow?

    Decision Point

    I was considering many different options; watchful waiting, radiation treatment or surgery to remove the Prostate. My doctor was su...

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  6. over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had family history of Prostate Cancer so I always had regular PSA Blood Tests.

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