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Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-01-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: “ExoDx” – Impressive New Urine Test for Biopsy Decision Making!

Here's the link:
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-03-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,663
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: SABR for Metastatic PCa


SABR is MSKCC's version of SBRT. I think that Dr. Zelensky has published ten year results for it. He evidently considers it enhanced enough to deserve it own name.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-01-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,616
Posted By ASAdvocate
New Active Surveillance Study

A new study of Active Surveillance for Grade Group 1 men with 5, 10, and 15 year results. The results should settle any doubts about the safety of AS.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Termination rates and reclassification of AS patients

These results are more than twice as pessimistic for AS as any other known study.
This statement of intent explains it:

"Based on the available data at that time, a randomized trial (PREFERE) was...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-13-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,465
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Lack of Evidence That Surgery Is As Good As Radiation for Higher-Risk PC Patients

PF, Regrettably, You don't know Jim personally, as I do. He is a pillar of our area prostate cancer support group, and is indefatigable in his efforts to counsel and educate newly diagnosed and...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-02-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,937
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Just Had 1st Meeting with my RO

The T2a is detemined by a DRE feeling a tumor on one-half or less of one side of the prostate.

The TNM staging system is well defined and published by the National Cancer Institute at NIH.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-23-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,438
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Advantage of RP over RT for Subgroups of High-Grade PCa

Prostate free commented:

“Men choosing RP are dismissed as "want to get it out" types which is an inaccurate description painting us emotional, fearful, and medically irrational.”

Well, I do...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-05-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,129
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: active surveillance - path forward


ISZ had a very unusual case, which I followed on the former site. It appeared that his tests were conflicted for a very long time. He took a beating from some of the "don't deny or delay"...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-26-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: "You Have Cancer"

Since you were just diagnosed last week, you have made your treatment choice quite quickly. Often, the advice is to consult with a urologist, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist before...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-22-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Psa prostrate Levels

There some risks with trauma, infection, and even sepsis from trans-rectal prostate biopsies, which are still used by about 90 percent of urologists.

Two of my six caused trauma and a tripling of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,637
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: Psa prostrate Levels

PSA can jump from benign enlargement, inflammation, or infection. It can easily go above 10 from any of those issues.

About 65 percent of initial biopsies are negative. Try not to get too far...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-08-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: HDR Brachytherapy

SubDenis is your man. Almost two years for him.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,780
Posted By ASAdvocate
Re: First post - My history and where do I go from here

The understanding of the nature of Gleason 6 and the basic protocols of active surveillance are not new, as both Johns Hopkins and Sunnybrook started their AS programs in 1994. Yes, acceptance by...
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