Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by MAMMA23 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 02:38 AM

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Hello,

I'm hoping for a bit of advice.

My husband is 52 and just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His Gleason Score was 3+3=6.  They took a total of 12 biopsies, and they only found the cancer in 10% of two of the samples.

The dr. says its such a low amount that he doesn't want to do an MRI or CT scan.

My husband had cancer 10 years ago (SNUC), so we want to be very aggressive, and he wants to have the radical prostetectomy, as we've heard its the best chance of a cure.  However, I also hear that the Gleason score from the biopsy is almost always much lower than what they find when they get in there.

His PSA was 6, and his prostate is not enlarged.  They didn't feel a tumor on DRE, and didn't see a tumor on the ultrasound.

Thoughts?

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by skidan on Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:13 PM

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On Mar 23, 2011 2:38 AM MAMMA23 wrote:

Hello,

I'm hoping for a bit of advice.

My husband is 52 and just diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His Gleason Score was 3+3=6.  They took a total of 12 biopsies, and they only found the cancer in 10% of two of the samples.

The dr. says its such a low amount that he doesn't want to do an MRI or CT scan.

My husband had cancer 10 years ago (SNUC), so we want to be very aggressive, and he wants to have the radical prostetectomy, as we've heard its the best chance of a cure.  However, I also hear that the Gleason score from the biopsy is almost always much lower than what they find when they get in there.

His PSA was 6, and his prostate is not enlarged.  They didn't feel a tumor on DRE, and didn't see a tumor on the ultrasound.

Thoughts?

Nine out of ten prostate cancer's will never be life threatening. Your husband's look's like it will never be life threatening. I would suggest watchful waiting, you keep on eye on the psa and yearly DRE. I would also watch his diet and take some supplements to insure no growth.

Your husband is 52 and too young to deal with impotentcy and incontinence issues. Surgery is no picnic,  no more semen, no muscle to hold the uretha, why age him before his time. Prostate cancer is one of the most over diagnosed and treated cancer of all of them. A good web site to visit to see the outcomes of surgeries is www.yananow.net

I also have heard some real horror stories of men who surgeries were botched. With what I know I would pass on treatment at this time. You have plenty of time to decide due to the fact it is a very slow growing cancer.

Dan

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by Oncrx on Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:43 PM

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dan makes some good points.   Based on his PSA and Gleason , he has low risk disease.  Do you have some serial PSA levels?  How fast has it increased over time?   Surgery can cure early stage disease, but that cure can come at a cost.  Side effects from surgery can be minimized by finding a surgeon with a lot of experience with prostate cancer.  YANANOW is a good site to visit because you can see what other men have done and what the outcomes were.  You have time, dont panic, do your research .

 

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by Johnt on Sat Mar 26, 2011 01:09 AM

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Dan's advice is right on. Pick up a copy of "Invasion of The Prostate Snatchers" by Dr Mark Scholz for an excellent explanation of Active Survelience and a protocol you can follow to identify any progression early. 70% of all men with low risk PC don't have any progression of their cancers. A study at UCSF for those on Active Survelience with a diet, excercise and mediation program have had no progession compared to a control group.

JohnT

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by andy73 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 02:36 AM

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Read recently that rapid rise in PSA is a poor predictor of the progression of prostate cancer

 

 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/ar

 

No drugs needed, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by andy73 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 02:41 AM

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Dr Dean Ornish proves that C can be reversed using no drugs

 

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5183215

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by skidan on Sat Mar 26, 2011 02:49 AM

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On Mar 26, 2011 2:36 AM andy73 wrote:

Read recently that rapid rise in PSA is a poor predictor of the progression of prostate cancer

 

 http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/ar ticles/2011/02/24/rapid-rise-in-psa-levels-a-poor-predictor-of-prostate-cancer-study"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/ar target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/ar

 

Andy with all due respect I totally disagree with this study. Until we have better tests it is better than doing nothing until it is too late and to say velocity is useless is going too far.

 

RE: No drugs needed, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by skidan on Sat Mar 26, 2011 02:51 AM

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On Mar 26, 2011 2:41 AM andy73 wrote:

Dr Dean Ornish proves that C can be reversed using no drugs

 

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5183215 "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5183215 " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5183215

I totally agree you can reverse cancer using no drugs, I have done it and helped many others do it too. This one I agree with you.

Dan

 

RE: No drugs needed, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by alady on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:49 AM

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my opinion is tht surgery is the worst choice, the prostate gland is not like a kidney or a heart, it isn't a whole gland, it is in pieces around the urethra, so surgery means it is cut out in pieces, I've seen a whole lot of recurrance with surgery, and I will always wonder if they didn't spill a bit and it kept growing.

Look into HIFU, high intensity focused uultrasound, the least chance of any side effects.  Surgery is almost a sure bet he'll wear diapers and no sex.

good luck, I know just sitting there watching the blood tests isn't easy, but do it until you know everything about the disease and the treatments. 

RE: Husband recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

by POOKIETRAIN on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:06 PM

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I think DaVinci and RP have about the same outcome. Get another opinion and another PSA test. Was that a urologist or primary doctor?

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