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Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,630
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Just received my biopsy results - meet Urologist on Friday. What do I need to kno

Good work so far! Your PSA is very high for what the biopsy reveals. I suggest a second opinion on the biopsy results. And, the genetics testing recommended by Djin.

You want to treat this.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-17-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,935
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: PIRADS 3 questions

You want to know where the lesion is that is at the surface. What is it adjacent to; the colon, bladder, nerve bundles, etc?
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-17-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Replace Transrectal Biopsies with Transperineal

The consequences of antibiotic overuse. Prescribing antibiotics indiscriminately for prostate symptoms as a method of screening for prostate cancer is one of the causes, imo. Studies show men who...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-04-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,450
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: New member - High first PSA test

The most effective use of PSA testing is to monitor trends.

Prostate cancer is a treatable cancer. Early detection early treatment is the mantra for treatable cancers.

Please be an advocate for...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: PSA Anxiety

It's something we all experience. It is unavoidable. It's automatic.

The technique for disappearing anything unwanted is to accept it. It begins with acccepting the cancer. Very much like AA. ...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-25-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,080
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Elevated PSA/Urologist Felt Small Bump

MRIs and biopsies will not be certain unless they hit the cancer. Trust the PSA test. If steadily rising you have to stay on the hunt until you find it. Multiple biopsies may be needed.

Early...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-11-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,852
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: A question on nerve sparing for radical prostatectomy

Surgery is not obsolete as a treatment strategy for cancer. I am a 4.5 year survivor of surgery. The alternative is to be a 4.5 year survivor of radiation and ADT. If given the choice knowing the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-04-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: RALP recovery

The surgeon and/or hospital should provide such a list.
Your preferred OTC pain relief. Avoid the prescribed opiods if possible.
Disposable underpads for your favorite chair and bed. I needed these...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-24-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,358
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Hello all - new here, seeking info for husband

You are getting good medical advice from your doctors. The general cynicism about the selfish myopic nature of doctor's specialty advice is not helpful. If you have a bad doctor that is only one way...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-31-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,365
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: proton therapy vs cleveland clinic

Best doctor and best technology. I didn't say new.

Assuming you already have the best doctor what do they recommend?

New and best are not the same. Ask all the prostate surgery patients that...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-29-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,356
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Newly Diagnosed

Vitamins and supplements will not cure cancer. Aspirin, as an anti-inflammatory, may temporarily lower your PSA. Manipulating your PSA is not recommended. It has no effect on the cancer and will...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-10-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,356
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Newly Diagnosed

Sounds like you're a candidate for AS. However, the recommendation is to be in a professionally managed AS program and not self guided. There are too many temptations to not follow the protocols in...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-30-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,974
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

A few things to note. You have a significant volume of cancer and a low PSA. It is somewhat unusal and may have some statistical significance. My question to the doctors would be is there a chance...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-19-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,575
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Before I have that RP done, what do you think?

And there is a persistent subset of men who will have a low psa and aggressive cancer.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-24-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,432
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: MRI found a 6mm lesion pirads 3

Do the biopsy!

If you have a health reason that puts you at greater risk from the biopsy then consider thoughtfully.

If not, do the biopsy!

"Early Detection Early Treatment" is the mantra....
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,919
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Urinary incontinence

You can always choose to have another procedure. Personally, I would avoid one as well. While they have saved my life there always seems to be some collateral damage.

I suggest giving up the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-20-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 79,662
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Hello, new member here.

I agree. Some could jump forward without confirmation of an initial biopsy. However, yours is a case of AS, imo.

The rules are still in development. For example, AS morphs into the standard...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-31-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Covid-19

Tip: keep your fingernails clipped. This helps with hand washing and keeping under the nails clean.

New York Times (and others) have free access for all their virus news. Yesterday had a good...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-29-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Covid-19

The statistics about who is "more" vulnerable or not is still developing/growing including cardiac, infant, obese, diabetes, and healthcare/first responder now in addition to pulmonary risk. This...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-24-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Termination rates and reclassification of AS patients

There is a high temptation to declaring yourself AS. It's can be an expression of denial and delay.

A study that reveals a flaw in itself is a useful study.

For me, the study points at too many...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,026
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Trimix questions for those that know

If you have Peyronies the drug is not recommended and the manufacturer explicity calls for not using their product.

Peyronies typically manaifests itself as a curve in the penis.

hard lumps on...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-10-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,101
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: PSA Seven Years Since 2013 Radiation

I believe Djin posted a study with 3.5 years post RP PSA under .03 as a significant statistical milestone to being BCR free. Still a chance, but statistically unlikely.

Gratefully, I've just past...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-03-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,380
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Just Had 1st Meeting with my RO

Thanks everyone for the answers.

I think the public is best served by an open discussion.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-24-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,925
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Salvage radiation question?

Do your Kegels. Learn how to do them correctly. You can get some physical therapy for Kegels if your struggling with how or doing them. They are not clinching your a hole. They are lifting your...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-23-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,039
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: PSA returns 3 years after surgery

Yep, waiting has a proven track record with cancer.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-13-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,642
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: what to do now with Prostate Cancer?

You can consider changing your testing to something more sensitive. You'll have more data points.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-12-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,642
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: what to do now with Prostate Cancer?

Your PSA was probably never really undetectable. Unfortunately, people like to use that term. Your PSA was probably detectable below 0.1 all the time.

For example, my brother used a more sensitive...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-29-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,341
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

The debate is over. Radiation with ADT is the superior treatment path for prostate cancer.

Good to know since it is my next level of treatment choice if my surgery fails to cure my cancer.

As...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-28-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,341
Posted By Prostatefree
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

The choice of surgery or radiation as an initial treatment is one best made based on assessment of the individual's profile including all the factors of age, fitness, life expectancy and the status...
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