Aftermath Problems From Prostate Cancer

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Aftermath Problems From Prostate Cancer

by Merrill on Tue May 03, 2005 12:00 AM

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I had cancer 8 years ago and had radiation. The lymph nodes and bladder were involved. The radiation did the trick but I am having a lot of infections and my PSA keeps going up and down. It went to 9.7 and after antibiotics it dropped to 3.5, which kept me out of radiation again for the time being. My question is: Is anyone like this having problems with their bones? Like a lot of pain and knots and stiff? I am interested in knowing if someone else is having this problem and if you know what may be causing it. I thought about bone cancer, but none of my research comes up with anything like this. Could someone help?

Post Radiation

by Mitch on Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi, I had cryosurgery and radiation 10 and 8 years ago. I've had ongoing issues with infection resulting from radiation damage to tissue. I've also had problems with hip pain with no evidence of met. to that area. What seems to help is to keep as active as possible. I run, ride bike, lift weights as much as I can. If I'm inactive, I get aches and pains I've blamed on aging. Exercise seems to keep me on top of things. Good luck! Dave

Radiation Aftermath

by LindellDavid_M on Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:00 AM

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Another Dave I had 42 radiation treatments 5 years ago for a 5 cm tumor on the right lobe...my PSA bobbles around point oh four to point oh seven…04-07. I'll take those numbers. I'm 62 going on 63...So Dave is right. Get up, get moving. When I do. I go, when I don't, I have 63-year-old parts but I’m alive. Monitor things, but just keep living, don't worry until you need to. Right now my dad is undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer...drug therapy? No poison therapy. Radiation saved me from that...mostly my only I regret and worry has been sexual side effects, let me know if they can correct that problem Another Dave

Prostate Cancer

by Merrill on Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:00 AM

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Thanks for the reply. I am still having problems with my bones and have had surgery last month. Will need more soon. I had a brother that died 2 weeks ago and he had the same problem I had at about the same time. His dr. gave him surgery without radiation or chemo. The cancer came back with a vengeance. It spread into all part of his body before he died. When it was first noticed it was in his throat. Then spread very rapid to other places. I feel my dr. made the right chose when he gave me radiation. I have a lot of pain, but I do not take much meds. for it. Try to get along without drugs as long as possible. My PSA is 4.7 now, after antibiotics.
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