I had Davinci in 2012. Had a lot of problems with the catheter. Developed a hernia where the vertical incision was made above my navel. Had it redone 6 months later. Now I have diastasis Recti, because the Urologist made a verticle incision instead of a horizontally. I cannot get an erection. The pills don't work. I quit using pads last month. I have cancer still in my seminal vesicles and I am heading for radiation. Hasn't been the most pleasant experience. Some people have done a lot better than me. I hope I am an exception.View Thread
been watching my psa for 3 years.started at 2.1 and went to 4.had a biopsy and some cancer cells were found.followed for another year and psa went to 6 and another biopsy revealed a bit more cancer.two months ago I had a psa of 10 and will be starting my radiation treatments on nov.10th for two months five daYS A WEEK.chose not to have surgery and just want to get started.View Thread
I am a very healthy 71 year old. I still work, ride a bike, hike, do whatever I want. Last week I had my prostate removed. Today the catheter was removed. As a result I leak and squirt involuntarily. I am doing the Kegel exercises. I realize that I have just started my road to recovery, but how long will it be before I can urinate the normal way. I want to go out in public, but afraid to. I appreciate all advice.View Thread
My husband was diagnosed w/ T1 stage prostate cancer. Doctor has prescribed Bicalutamide, 50 mg. now after...
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My husband was diagnosed w/ T1 stage prostate cancer. Doctor has prescribed Bicalutamide, 50 mg. now after trying other meds. I looked up side effects of this medicine and it states, " Can cause soreness, tenderness, swelling of nipples. After 3 months of taking this drug, his breasts as well as nipples are swollen and really sore. He stopped this drug. Has anyone else had this problem?View Thread
I saw a urologist for urinary incontinence after my prostate surgery and he told me about a rubber sleeve ?...
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I saw a urologist for urinary incontinence after my prostate surgery and he told me about a rubber sleeve ? that will help me sphincter muscle . I still do kagal exercise but it hasn't helped that much. Is it true there are other procedures to help with the incontinence situation?View Thread
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer inhibits the production of male sex hormones (androgens), blocks androgen action, or both. This type of therapy can slow prostate cancer cell growth, which is stimulated by androgens. It is also called androgen suppression therapy or androgen deprivation therapy.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is used in conjunction with radiation therapy in men who have early-stage disease that has a high risk of recurrence or who have advanced, recurrent, or metastatic disease. It is also used in men who are found to have prostate cancer cells in lymph nodes that are removed during radical prostatectomy.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can involve the use of drugs, surgery, or female sex hormones (estrogens).
Treatments that reduce androgen production by the testicles are the most commonly used hormone therapies for prostate cancer. These include:
Orchiectomy, a surgical procedure to remove one or both testicles
Drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, which prevent the secretion of a hormone called luteinizing hormone.
Drugs called LHRH antagonists, which are another form of medical castration
side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer
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