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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): Just found out this week that I have prostate cancer. It's very small and mild so my doctor best course of action is to wait and keep an eye on it for now.

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      Sorry to hear about your prostate cancer. I had my first positive biopsy in 2010 after seeing something because of a PET/CT scan for my melanoma. I had three more biopsies over the next two years showing no prostate cancer progress. I now just get a PSA test and a digital exam every six months. PSA is normal for my age with digital exam showing no abnormalities and I will continue with this program of active surveillance. I hope you will be able to do the same.

      about 1 month ago
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      Never forget that we are in this together.

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      James 2:24

      about 1 month ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): I underwent surgery on October 31, 2012. The said all tumors were removed and that it went extremely well, even better than he thought it would. So good, that I didn't have to go through the six week post procedure injection of preventative medicine into the bladder that the doctor said was most likely going to be needed. When I was ready to go home from the hospital, I started bleeding from where the catheter was inserted all over the floor. The nurses had to get me a adult diaper and a pair of scrub pants to wear home.

    I'm now on a three month cycle to visually check my bladder for any re-occurrence.

    The only thing that happened that I wasn't fully ready for but told it was going to happen was having catheter for 4 days after the procedure and that I was going to have to take it out myself. Well, there was very little pain from the procedure but the catheter was sure uncomfortable. I always had the feeling that I had to urinate but knew I couldn't because of the catheter. They gave me some medicine that was supposed to help with this feeling but either it didn't work or I needed much more. Also not ever having a catheter before, I was surprised about how often I had to empty it. The medicine also made my urine orange which was a surprise. I had to call the doctor the first time I saw it as I was worried if it was due to blood.

    This was all explained to me but being on my own and completely groggy from the anesthesia, I guess I forgot some of the things said.

    I'm doing OK now and praying to stay that way.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Just came home from urologist. Diagnosed with bladder cancer and possible kidney cancer. Surgery is the cure and am waiting to have it scheduled. I wish I could recite everything he said but my head is still spinning.

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