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    Dear RJ, Thank you for sharing your journey with us; what a blessing that you are in remission at this time. My husband has, somewhat recultantly changed his food choices and, you are right, he does notice a change in his energy level and sleep. We have met with another doctor, since I last posted, and were informed that the blood in the urine, is an expected side effect of the all of the radiation. So, we will cont...

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      At what stage of advanced prostate cancer does blood appear at the end of urination? This is a new development for us. Initial surgery was 26 December, 2005 and dr. said it  has now metastized since October 2012. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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        Wondering how your husband is doing now that some time has passed and if you have been able to deal with what you felt was the intrusiveness of the friend?  

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          Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We will be getting another opinion from an Oncologist in Tallahassee next week.

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            Gene, Without line and verse, it is very difficult to understand and I do appreciate your willingness to look beyond what was stated.   At the time of the surgery in 2005, the Gleason was 9 and the Urologist felt it was contained, after procedure we were told margins were involved, but they felt everything had been removed and there was no need for radiation or chemo. My husband had psa checks every three ...

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              Thank you for your response; 1.25 is a low number if one still has a prostate, however, my husband's was removed in 2005. We are grateful for this site and welcome all information and comments that might assist us along this journey.

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                Appreciate your words, they help. 

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                  Dan, thank you for responding. After the initial surgery, prior to the massive radiation, David used the pomegranate juice for ten months. In August 2010, his spleen and distal portion of his pancreas were removed, although it was stated the pancreas was 'clean', but the PSA had increased. My feeling is they don't have a clue.  Any ideas about Lupron?

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                    My husband had a prostatectomy in 2005, no followup radiation or chemo., (they got it all, said the dr.). In 2010 PSA had increased and he went through 42 treatments of radiation, the last 10 directed at the pelvic bed. Last October his PSA was .33 and last week it tested at 1.25, now another dr. has suggested hormone therapy. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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                    Pancreatic Cancer
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                    My husband is 66 and I am 61. He had a prostatectomy in 2005 and they felt it was a complete success and neither chemotherapy nor radiation was suggested. He had regular psa tests and checks scores always were .01. This May at his yearly physical two blood tests were done, his psa was .07:the following week, an increase of 2.1. after bone scan and 2 ct's the doctor said he had a mass/lesion on his pancreas and a sign on his right femur. Another ct and we were told today he has a mass at the tail of his pancreas and they need to biopsy. Any information would be helpful. Thank you kindly.

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