I have finished my Radiation treatments with little side effects but now am 20 days done and have started getting Diarha really bad. for 4 days now. Have done the immodium thing and clear liquid ,bananas rice and apple sauce with no luck. Wondering how long this might go on.. I am getting weak and the doctor say's I might have to have IV if it keeps up. anyone out there that has had this and can tell me how long it will last? I am getting so depressed. I can't go 5 feet from the bathroom and Dr. says he can't tell me how long as everyone is different. Please tell me this won't last forever.I feel like an invalid and can't enjoy life like this. Mothers day week end was a bust and missed my granddaughters graduation and my grandson's birthdayView Thread
I have never had prostate removed and it is not an option in my case. I do feel however that I need to be told truthfully and to every extent what my game plan is here though and why , where and how without beating around a bush.. i am just frustrated.View Thread
So when I asked for honesty from them and told them I was a big boy and could take it they didn't believe me?? I feel so left out here and at this time of my life it is the last thing I want. My wife asked the oncologist what stage my cancer was in and he looked at her baffled for a minute and said well, stage one always.. What the heck does that mean? Even we know this is not stage one or they would have at the least suggested removal of the prostate as an optionView Thread
Well I saw my oncologist and I am taking hormone shots plus radiation therapy.. I took my first shot and it is three month so have two more for a total of nine month.. He told me that we will not start radiation therapy until March and the weather will be nicer.. As he and we have a way to travel .. I understand this reasoning but I can't in all fairness see that it can help my situation to wait so long.. Psa was 45 , gleason 7 and bone scan shows no fluid but reason to suspect there will be some cancer outside prostate.View Thread
Thank you both for your input as it has been helpful. I have my biopsy report and was wondering if it indicated what stage I am in? Can't find anything on here except the gleason for all 12 cores all = 7and at the bottom it say's T 77101 / M81403 prostate needle biopsy right / Adenocarcinoma... T 77102 / m81403 prostate needle biopsy, left / Adenocarcinoma does this mean anything? What does high risk advanced prostate cancer even mean? Is it that it is growing faster than normal? I thought prostate cancer was slow growing.. I feel fine except for have trouble going to urinate all the time with starting and stopping . I am up half the night trying to go.View Thread
I went for my welcome to medicare physical and things went downhill from there. My prostate exam came back with a PSA of 45 and was sent to a urolagist who did an exam and said my prostate was very large and rough feeling. I went in for a biopsy and 12 cores were taken . All 12 cores show 80 to 100 percent cancer and my Gleason is 4+ 3 = 7 next I went in for bone scan and a ct of some sort. Haven't got the results yet but a week is a long wait.. The doctor was talking radiation and hormone therapy at our last meeting as he thinks there is a really good chance that it is already out of the prostate and has spread. this means that it would not make sense to remove the prostate at this late stage.. I was wondering if anyone has ever had hormone therapy without the radiation and if it can still be a stage 1 or 2 with these scores?View Thread
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