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Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,750
Posted By Michael F
Re: PSA Seven Years Since 2013 Radiation

Hi IADT3! Congrats! Excellent result!

Now being 7 years removed from RT, the chance of any further recurrences is about as low as your uPSA!


Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-06-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,465
Posted By Michael F
Re: Lack of Evidence That Surgery Is As Good As Radiation for Higher-Risk PC Patients

Part 1

IADT3: Why have you taken such a deep dive into a paper that is no more than a retrospective regurgitation of meta data out of the US SEER Database on a small subset of the PCa...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-26-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,937
Posted By Michael F
Re: Just Had 1st Meeting with my RO

Glad you can provide Skipper3 with some first hand guidance and suggestions.

I have no experience with SpaceOar. However, the standard guidelines apply: Be sure the MD has a lot of experience! ...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 34,438
Posted By Michael F
Re: Advantage of RP over RT for Subgroups of High-Grade PCa

The Gentlemen from Shanghai did not engage in a hospital based clinical study. They simply got on their computers and did a Meta-analysis Dive into the U.S. SEER Database. They draw a conclusion...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-03-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,644
Posted By Michael F
Re: Are Club Membership Cards Mailed?

Hi Skipper3! I'm sorry to read your Bx results place you in "The PCa Club!". The are still many 1-way exits out of The Club! Regardless, whether or not the G(3+5) may actually be G(3+4) or less,...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By Michael F
Re: Another War to Fight

Hi guitarhillbilly! Sorry to read about the denials. Often these seem to be automated standard responses from health insurers.

As your fellow PCa Brothers have posted: there is a mixed bag of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-27-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By Michael F
Re: "You Have Cancer"

Hi Mike! Very sorry that you received "The 3 Dreaded Words!"

Put things into immediate proper perspective: You did NOT receive a death sentence! However, your diagnosis requires intervention -...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-17-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,193
Posted By Michael F
Re: Some Pre-Biopsy Questions

Hi skipper3! TY for the details.

Clearly it is time for Bx and you are already scheduled in 10 days. Good job!

PCa tends to be baffling. One can have a low PSA (2.8) and come out of surgery...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-13-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,042
Posted By Michael F
Re: what to do now with Prostate Cancer?

Hi DavidFriend! Very sorry to read your saga. Unfortunately, your story is unreasonably common. Fortunately, advances in imaging technologies and treatment modalities are on your side. Also, take...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-27-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By Michael F
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

Hi stephenwilliam! I stand in Djintonic's camp. Dietary modification to healthy intake is important for all individuals. I wish I had started at age 1!

Experts have associated good dietary...
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