I am 49 and I took a urine test and found some blood. the doctor recommended that I take my prostate out but...
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I am 49 and I took a urine test and found some blood. the doctor recommended that I take my prostate out but he never said the word cancer. I did not bring it up either. Is there any other reason that a doctor recommends taking out a prostate other than cancerView Thread
First time on forum, just wanted to meet up with others in the same boat, share my initial outcome from surgery and see what you folks think.[br>[br>Diagnosed June, 2015, 2 of 12 cores showed cancer, 5% and 10%, Gleason 9 (4+5), had surgery in August, Seminal vesicles impacted, and one lymph node of 24 had a VERY small number of TINY, TINY (doc's words) micro cells.[br>[br>Initial PSA was 10.9. Got my first PSA today post-surgery, came back at <.019 - which to me (as a Gleason 9) makes me very encouraged, and tells me it was caught early.[br>[br>I realize that I will be closely tracing this for therest of my life, but am I on track with that thinking?[br>[br>Thanks,[br>[br>KenView Thread
I am new to the group...not really a group I want to be a part of considering the circumstances...but glad it exists for opinions, resources and support..I would like to start by saying I'm sorry that you all are in this group also, and hope and wish health and happiness to everyone. I joined this group in hopes that I could get some insight and opinions regarding my Dad's somewhat recent diagnosis of stage 4 prostate cancer. Ironically, last November my dad was diagnosed at 64 with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer, his PSA levels were almost 6,000. The doctors couldnt believe the cancer was so advanced considering he was having very little pain and they hadn't ever checked his PSA levels until this test. After his diagnosis he started seeing an oncologist in Hamilton, and also a Naturopath here in Kitchener. The oncologist told our family that he didn't want to proceed with Chemo at this time, it was advanced too much for Radiation, but that they could start him on hormone therapy (which is currently fermagon). They had said hopefully this will work for 2-3 years, eventually, it stops, but hopefully it would work for some time. At the naturopath he started taking several types of vitamins and pills and also started the Vitamin C IV weekly. He felt stronger and his PSA levels went down as low as 16, at his apt a month ago, his levels had started to rise again being 67, and they had said they will check again at his apt this month to see if they have continued and discuss further treatment options. His PSA has gone up to 108. Therefore stating, the hormone therapy just isn't doing what it should anymore. The Oncologist has recommended Chemo (we asked if there were any other options) and he said there is a pill that he can take (not sure exactly what they mean) but it's $4000 a month, however, we could apply to health canada for funding. again, asking anything else, the doctor said and possibly a different hormone therapy. The Naturopath said that he wouldn't recommend chemo; but that he could start a different IV 3x a week which would be approx $600 a month. Our family is very confused as to what we should do; and with all these different options what would be the best choice. We have tried some research regarding different hormone therapy, Lupron, being one. Does anyone have any experience with these hormone therapy's and have gone through a similar situation, either yourself or a family member? We aren't extremely concerned regarding $$, but want to be sure we are putting the $$ in the right treatment to help prolong his life. Please Help..any info helps.View Thread
It's almost 2 years after the completion of my treatments and I'm having some issues that I never had before. My stamina has improved but has not returned to what it was before the radiation treatments. By the end of the work day I am very sore in my lower back and have no energy left to do anything but go home and rest. I work on machines and spend the day kneeling and standing up and some days near the end it get's real challenging. Am I still fighting side effects or do I have something else going on?View Thread
First of all, fish oil supplements contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids benefit the body by reducing the body's production of triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood, and if the levels are too high, your chances of experiencing a heart attack can increase. Now let's look at the study; it was conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, and researchers claim that there is a link between increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer cases. However, the research also indicates that higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which the majority of Americans consume too much of, was surprisingly associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.View Thread
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2/2015. Since my diagnosis I have consumed a 32 oz. antioxidant smoothie everyday with seven ingredients. Its %50 of my diet. My PSA has fallen for the first time in 17 years. The PSA dropped %24 or 2.8 points from 11.9 to 9.1 and I feel great .Does this happen often to patients that receive no other care? Is this statistically significant ?View Thread
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