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  • LessPaul has created a new message board discussion

    Greetings, all.  Thanx for being here. Yep.  Another hot flash thread. So, I'm well on my journey thru PC.  I'm almost 64 and diagnosed in October of 2018 with a PSA of 11. Biopsy showed 3 sectors involved, level Tc1, and a Gleason score of 9. That was later downgraded to a 7 (4+3) after a 2nd look at my pathology slides by U of M. Surgery scared me too much so I opted for radiation and ADT. I got 5 ...

    June 26 at 7:46 PM view discussion
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      Thanx to all who responded. My situation has evolved...for the better. U of M had a second look at my pathology slides and downgraded my condition from Gleason 9 (4+5) to a Gleason 7 (4+3). That opened up some additional treatment options. Instead of 2 years of Lupron and 45 radiation treatments (5 days/week, 9 weeks), I'm on track for 6 months of Lupron and 5 hi-intensity rad treatments spread over 10 days, using th...

      January 31 at 5:37 PM view post
      • LessPaul has replied to a post on the message board

        Thanx to all who've responded. My head is in quite the whrl right now. It helps to hear other's stories. That said, my range of options seem to be narrowing. I've been judged non-metatsatic by all available measures, but that's today. It won't neccessarily hold for tomorrow. Last week, the results of a CT scan revealed that I have a bunch of blood clots in my lungs.  I was admitted to the hospital overnight fo...

        November 20 at 1:21 PM view post
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          Thanx activeguy. I apolgize for the tardy response. I'm encouraged by your scenario. It helps to hear that someone else had the same fears as me, yet has put their life back together. I will say that the hormone treatment is documented to have a significant incidence of man boobs. I don't know the rate of incidence, but the Mayo Clinic lists it as a side effect risk worthy of mention. https://www.mayoclinic.org/te...

          November 14 at 1:34 PM view post
          • LessPaul has created a new message board discussion

            Hi all.  Thanks for being here.Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with PC. PSA around 11. T1c grading. Gleason 9 (4+5).I'm pretty anxious...no good choices. The 2 basic flavors, surgery & radiation, I've begun referring to as Trump & Clinton.The wild card tho, is hormone therapy.  And is recommended with the radiation.Talk to me about what hormone therapy really does to a guy. Everything points to long...

            November 13 at 12:16 AM view discussion
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