Post Proton Therapy penis pain
I chose Proton Therapy at UF PTI in Jacksonville, FL for early stage prostate cancer. Started in Jan. 2008 and ended Mar 6, 2008. In late Feb. I developed a burning sensation in the penis. I could not say if it was internal or external, but I was also super-sensitive to the touch of my underwear or bedsheets. At home I…
Could anyone explain how a prostate biopsy is done? What are the side-effects? Thanks.
Survivor - Robotic Laproscopic
Just a short message for now. I did keep a journal, or should I say I do keep as it is unfinished at this point. I was diagnosed in Novemeber 2007 with Prostate Gleason score 3+3 and a PSA of 6.4. Immediate impact ? why me why me why me. I could not work for 2 days. But then I said " okay , time to beat this crap". My main…
Prostate Cancer Journal
I am a prostate cancer survivor. During my diagnosis and treatment, I recorded a personal journal of my experiences, free for the downloading. The journal is sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but mostly informative for those concerned with sexual dysfunction and those interested in Watchful Waiting. On-line prostate…
E.D. and Incontinence surgery
Had R.P. in 04 and tired of pads and using Muse which is only good if you are standing up.I am thinking of getting surgery that will take care of both problems. Anyone had both surgeries and how was the outcome? Thanks Ron
Treatment of Metastasized, Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer (HRPC)
I have exhausted all conventional forms of treatment for advanced prostate cancer and have recently started a docetaxel (taxotere) chemo protocol. To my knowledge, this is the end of the line though I've also heard of a carboplatin option. My docetaxel (Taxotere) infusions are every 3 weeks for a maximum of 14 infusions. I…
Post Op Condition
Had a Robotic Radical Prostatectomy done in late Sept of 2007 which was Nerve Sparing. But, still have some problems associated with operation. Have numbing pain and some sharp pain in retum and that of penis. Spasm in Pelvic area before and after urinating which causes burning pain in penis and sharp pain to touch. My…
Prostate Cancer "Watchful Waiting"?
Hi. This is my first post and I am a new member to CSN. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in Nov. 07 PSA was 7.8, Gleason score (3+3) of 6. Cancer was found on only one biopsy slide and it was only 5% involve. A Ploidy analysis of the cancer cells also revealed that the cells were "diploid" which means that it is…