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Gleason 8 Had surgery, now what?

ericgoodman
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Joined: Aug 2012

Hi, My name is Eric Goodman, age 46. Had gleason 8 prostate cancer, had surgery, they found cancer on the seminal vessel, which they took out. Now I'm faced with weather or not to do radiation. Everywhere else shows no sign of cancer, the lymph nodes, bone scans, etc. I would still like the use of my equiptment and I'm afraid radiation will harm what's left. It's hard to know who to listen to as profit seems to be a factor rather than what's best for me.

Samsungtech1
Posts: 350
Joined: Jan 2011

Usually dr's wait for a few tests of your PSA before they talk treatment. They took the seminal vessels and not your nerves? If so then your PSA, if it works, will be the deciding factor. Do not sweat it until you know what they are doing. Good luck

Mike

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laserlight
Posts: 165
Joined: May 2012

Eric, how long ago was your surgery? Also I would suspect that you are on some type regular doctor visits along with psa testing. My doctor has me on a 6 to 8 week rotation for PSA testing and visits. Also when you talk to the doctor ask them about ED issues and treatments. My doctor started me on the pills and monitors my sexual function. As far as treatment goes, the doctor might have you on AS right now. Take you time and look at all of the treatment options, donot just jump at this first one. Now is the time to start asking the doctor a lot of questions. Have them explain each treatment option and the side effects. Welcome to the Group

Kurt

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