What symptoms (pain, physiological problems, etc) can be expected from untreated prostate cancer?

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What symptoms (pain, physiological problems, etc) can be expected from untreated prostate cancer?

by Doug_B on Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:00 AM

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I'm 38 and I may have prostate cancer. If I do, and it is malignant, and I choose to do nothing about it, and I happen to die because of it; what symptoms will I experience? What level of pain and where would I feel it? I suppose it will be even harder yet to urinate (may elect to have catheter inserted permanently). I'm not afraid of dying, but I am a big baby when it comes to pain. The nice thing is that I already have a pain doctor for my other chronic pain. So, I will be covered if prostate cancer spreads and I experience a lot of pain. My dad had prostate cancer and had his gland removed. I don’t want to do that and I don't want radiation. If it is my time it is my time and I'll make the choice to pass on. However, I'd like to know what advanced prostate cancer will be like symptom-wise Thanks all, Doug

RE: What symptoms (pain, physiological problems, etc) can be expected from untreated prostate cancer?

by Joanna_C on Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hello Doug, Have you thought of alternative treatment? I just went to Amazon.com after reading your letter and typed in Prostate Cancer. Out came a list of books. Maybe you should start reading a few of them. Or you can go to the library. Whether or not you have Prostate cancer, this should be good reading for you. Learn more about prostate health. You may not have to worry about end stage pain at all. Take care, Jo
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