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Archives for November 2014
Shingles and the Prostate Cancer
For whatever reason it may be two days ago I have been attacked with an outbreak of shingles .It started with flu like symptoms of fever accompanied of the typical pain and discomfort all over the body. I took paracetamol that night for no effect and realized that in fact I did not have a blocked nose or sore throat. I…
RISING PSA UPDATE
HAVE ANOTHER PSA ON 6 NOV RESULT WAS 0.091 THE LAST ONE ONIN SEPT WAS 0.109 AND THE ONE BEFORE THAT ONE WAS 0.080 ANYONE KNOW WHY THE LAST ONE WAS LOWER . SENT INFORMATION TO MY DOCTOR , I AM WAITING ON A REPLY FROM HIM.
Remember Veterans Day
Veterans, this day has been set aside to honor us! Shall we express our appreciation to a grateful nation? I am proud to say that I am a veteran of the Infantry; I served during World War II. Old-timer
Before starting my CK treatments in 2010, my radiation oncologist advised me to stop taking any anti-oxidant supplements (i.e. vitamin E, C and others). His theory was that these supplements, while protecting healthy cells from damage will also try to protect the Ca cells that radiation is trying to destroy. I refrained…
Whole body pain with stage 4 prostate cancer.
Hi. Is it common to have constant pain everywhere with prostate cancer post treatment 5 years? Beside medication, any suggested remedy from your own experience? thanks. PM
Proton Beam Therapy
There are some positive testimonies about Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) on this Forum, but little info about clinical studies, especially ones comparing PBT to more established external beam therapies. So I went looking and found the following, easy to read, paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080851/ I thought…
Gleason 9 Consult Questions to Ask?
Wife of newly diagnosed (as of 8:30 this AM) husband with prostate cancer here. It's never good when a doc calls early on a Monday morning as my husband's urologist did this morning. My husband was expecting to hear all the news this coming Wednesday to discuss the biopsy he had a week ago. Now he thinks the doc wanted to…
I haven't posted on this forum for several years. I have occasionally lurked. My 11th anniversary of being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer is coming up on 1-08-15. I'll be 69 on 1-03-15. I had a RP in 04. Radiation in 05 and again in 09. Implant in 05. The Lupron injections (5 years now) are no longer effective. My PSA…
psa rising following Hormone and radiation
My original diagnosis was Gleason 9 with Hormone treatments and Radiation My PSA has been rising since I stopped Hormone treatments in June 2013 I finshed my Radiation treatments in May of 2012 My PSA was <.05 in Nov of 2012 and May of 2013 then in dec 2013 it jumped to .31 then june of 2014 it went to .62 and now in OCT…