Concerned Daughter

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Concerned Daughter

by Rachel on Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:00 AM

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My father is 52 years old he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in june of 2004. He had surgery in september of 2004. recently last month he had an MRI done to him. He went to his follow up two days ago and his doctor said that everything is still looking good, the cancer is still gone and his psa is good. Well the doctor also said that he noticed in the MRI results something like a small circle a ball of some sort in the lower part of his chest and will investigate more in that. Which has me worried what if the cancer spread to his lungs or chest I don't know what to think. Has this happened to anyone else?

Leticia

by Linda_S_6 on Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi Leticia, I read your message about your dad, congratulations on his results. I would be so happy to be in the position your dad is in right now, if his doctor is really worried about this new bubble he will follow it up and take care of it I'm sure. I wouldn't ask people on the net what this could be. The best this could do is fill you with fear. Pray to God and be guided by your dad's doctors, they will tell it like it is. There are some fantastic people on this cancer compass and we all pray for you but asking us "on the web" we don't have the answers we could say something that will only make it worse for you, let God be your guide !!! God bless, Rocco

Mri

by Ramon on Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi. Congratulations on your father's recovery. The cancer going from one point of the body to another one is called Metastases or Metastasis. If it does, the word "metastasic" or "metastatic" will be added to the original cancer' name, for example: "metastasic prostate cancer". 5 years ago my mother was having lower back pain and one doctor ordered an MRI. He said he saw the problem in one of the films and he wanted to operate on her. The next day I went to walgreens and bought a couple of $1.50 capsium patches, put them on her lower back and the pain was gone, it never came back. Also I remember I was in my early twenties and got a chest X ray for military purposes. The doctor put it in the light, said there was something in my lower left lung that should keep him from certifying me but said he would make an exemption if I promised him I would follow up on it. I did. A couple years later I got more X rays and my lungs were clear. I'm 40 years old now and my lungs are just fine. Conclussion: don't worry unless you are sure and certain that something bad has happened. Your father can get an AMAS test which will tell if there is cancer still in his body. This test detects antibodies that the body's immune system produces when encounters cancer cells. If after treatment the cancer is gone the results should be negative. If the body is still producing antibodies, the intruders are still in because antibodies are its first line of defense against the invaders. You can get the kit, which is covered by Medicare, from Oncolabs: Oncolabs Inc.,Boston, MA. Phone Number 1-800-922-8378.
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