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    I have survived prostate cancer for 9 years now but at a considerable cost both financially but more importantantly emotionally. When diagnosed I was never offered any form of councilling to help me make my decision as to what path to take. I undertook lots of research on line and asked questions of my oncologist but never really knew what questions I should be asking. All I felt was that I had to have the cancer re...

    October 24 at 2:41 PM view discussion
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      I am 71 years of age. I underwent prostate surgery in Jan 2007. Following this I had about 2 yrs of Lupron followed by Zoledex. Following this, salvage radiation thereapy followed by high dose Casodex. My PSA for a few months was about 0.04 Eventually in 2013 my PSA had increased to about 10ng/L. I went on a trial using nitro glycerine patches which reduced my PSA to 3 and held it there for 18 months. Now my PSA is u...

      September 18 at 9:48 PM view discussion
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        Interesting. I am on a none invasive trial for my prostate cancer (nitro glycerine) which is working well and I go through quite bad bouts of depression. Not as bad as a number of years ago when having hormone therapy. There are triggers. Eg. when I go through periods of really wanting to make love to my wife and for me this is not possible (extreme incontinence and inability to get an erection for starters). Also wh...

        September 26, 2013 view news story
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          Frankly I have never found a study that upholds claims that vitemins and mumbo jumbo cure cancer. There are cases of some remarkable remissions but I have found no conclusive evidence that it is due to prayer or vitamins or diet etc. I do know that there are hundreds of unscrupulous people who prey on peoples fear when they are most vunerable and sell them lots of junk to take. "The drowning man etc"

          September 19, 2013 view post
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            Whilst a second opinion is always a good idea, you need to be careful that you do not have a hidden agenda as to what you want to hear and go from doctor to doctor until somebody tells you what you have already accepted as the only answer. This is chasing a fantasy. Often it is better to get a second opinion, then accept what you have been told and get on with the process of treatment. At the same time do lots of re...

            September 19, 2013 view post
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              PSA scores can change quite considerably whether you have PC or not. Sex before blood test can elevate PSA for example. People with enlarged prostates from hyperplasty will also get raised PSA's I have PC and have had my prostate removed back in 2006. Recently I had a PSA recorded of 7.2 and then from another lab four weeks later of 5.3. My last reading was 5.1. Without a biopsy it is not possible to determine if ...

              July 04, 2013 view post
              • Viking has commented on a news story

                If the prostate cancer has become castration resistant, how does Zytiga help? Isn't castration resistance (the ability of the cancer to grow in the absence of testosterone) just that? Zytiga, the article states lowers testosterone but then so do all the other drugs and if the cancer can grow in the absence of testosterone where is the advantage coming from?

                January 03, 2013 view news story
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                  Sorry forgot to say that my surgery was in 2006

                  January 03, 2013 view post
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                    Did your husband ever have salvage or any other form of radiation treatment? I ask because radiation treatment can cause 'radiation cystitis'. This condition severly weakens the blood vessels in the bladder and causes bleeding. It usually manifests itself a number of years after radiation therapy. In my case it started back this October, quite severly and caused considerable worry. However a susequent visual inspecti...

                    January 03, 2013 view post
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                      I cannot find reference on CC to this article in the 'New Scientist'. It looks quite promising but then again it is only on phase 1 trials. You will see from the article that the research has been on going for some 15 years so hopefully it may hold out some hope of a PC cure rather than a slowing down. Check out the article in 'New Scientist' and ask your Oncologist/Urologist about it. The more people who show intere...

                      July 12, 2012 view discussion
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