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Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-07-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,604
Posted By Terry G
Re: Treatment Opinions

SBRT (Cyberknife, Precise, etc.) does treat the prostate and surrounding tissues very precisely. The amount of radiation is also varied to spare critical structures. It’s a team effort with a...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-06-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,644
Posted By Terry G
Re: Just received my biopsy results - meet Urologist on Friday. What do I need to kno

Welcome Mr. Johnny glad you found us and sorry as well. Your biopsy clearly rules out active surveillance and some form of treatment is necessary. Every treatment has unwanted side effects and itís...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-03-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By Terry G
Re: positive lymph node removal during prostate removal

JD, Welcome to this little band of brothers and sisters. Most of us arrive here after lurking for a while and often before treatment. We each have our own unique story; but, in your situation I...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-20-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By Terry G
Re: My focal Cryoablation experience

Ox...Prostate cancer is typically multi focal and a biopsy can miss small amounts of cancer in any area. I expect you maybe a good candidate for radiation treatment. The latest radiation treatments...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-10-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By Terry G
Re: Is it prostate cancer??

Welcome Mac...Sorry you’re husband is having some issues; but, too early to panic. PSA is a good indicator that something maybe going on with the prostate; however, only a biopsy can diagnose...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-21-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,988
Posted By Terry G
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

KP...Great news! Your urinary tract is irritated by the radiation effects but the heathy tissues will heal quickly while the cancer tissues will slowly die. My burning issues with urinating and...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-18-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,412
Posted By Terry G
Re: Complications for RALP surgeon

A diagnosis of PCa on top of BPH always seems to present more complications. As a guy with a far simpler diagnosis I canít offer any suggestions beyond recommending finding the best surgical team...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-08-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,853
Posted By Terry G
Re: A question on nerve sparing for radical prostatectomy

Each of us makes his own treatment choices and unfortunately too many of us make spontaneous and uninformed choices. Iím grateful for the six week period between when I got a phone call from my...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-03-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry G
Re: FNG with PC

FNG, a great choice and a great attitude. With your background you may have participated or observed surgery and know how difficult it is to see either nerves or cancer. As my wife who is an RN...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-31-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry G
Re: FNG with PC

FNG, Sorry to meet you here; but, glad you found this site. It’s an excellent place to learn and since you’re up for fight you’ll find other’s in your corner. Your diagnosis is serious but one...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-22-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,359
Posted By Terry G
Re: Hello all - new here, seeking info for husband

The main advantage of robotic surgery is faster recovery time. It has very little to do with achieving a cure or the potential side effects. Other than the faster recovery time RP and open...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-09-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,988
Posted By Terry G
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

KPJ1...Don’t be surprised to have some urinary burning as treatment progresses. It’s a common side effect that typically resolves on its own. You may wish to proactively take an over the counter...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-01-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,358
Posted By Terry G
Re: Newly Diagnosed

Sounds like an excellent choice. “Active” is the key here. Best wishes.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,371
Posted By Terry G
Re: Prostate cancer - newbie - trying to decide

Dan, Iím glad youíre getting evaluated at Cleveland Clinic (CCI). Be sure to take your biopsy slides to that meeting. Gleason 8 is nothing to mess with and consulting with one of the best can make...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-03-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,988
Posted By Terry G
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

KPJ1, I wish more men would do as you’re doing. I believe there would be far less regret in their choice of treatment. A good source of PC treatment options if you’ve not already found it is...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,988
Posted By Terry G
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

SBRT is a subset of EBRT. Most beam radiation today is delivered with guidance often in the form of small gold markers placed in the prostate prior to treatment. They have found that PC is more...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-28-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 32,988
Posted By Terry G
Re: Surgical removal vs. EBRT

Hi KP and welcome to the forum. At this point in the journey the first thing to do is get informed, understand your options and not make a quick decision that you may regret later. The number of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-12-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By Terry G
Re: Afraid of radiotherapy

It’s my opinion that it’s more about the team delivering the radiation than the tool itself. There have been significant advancements in radiation treatment not only in the equipment but also in the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-30-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,206
Posted By Terry G
Re: Decisions

@Southsider...When I was researching my options I too was cautioned that radiation can cause other cancers as well as reduce my options down the road if I had a recurrence. I found both had bits of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-19-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,206
Posted By Terry G
Re: Decisions

One of the reasons I visit this forum (and one other) is that I credit the information gained here as helping me make an informed treatment decision. My Urologist was ready to schedule me for RP on...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-11-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,861
Posted By Terry G
Re: SpaceOAR completed, CyberKnife on Mon

Skipper,
I found getting into a routine best. I scheduled my treatments for the same time each treatment session making it easier for me to arrive with the requested full bladder an empty bowel. I...
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