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icemantoo
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Ecerything's ok with the remaining kidney., but rhe Prostate valve on the plumbing is suspicious and I am having a biopsy on July 26.

 

 

 

icemantoo

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On both counts. May biopsy be uneventful and keep you here with us. Take care iceman!

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Wishing you the best with the biopsy.

Hugs

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Bugs Bollox
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Sorry to hear the news. I’ve been down that road and prostate cancer is usually very treatable. Hang on, take a deep breath and see what  happens. Chances are you’ll be fine however the biopsy comes out. 

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Best wishes on the biopsy ice.

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All the best, Iceman. Hopefully it's just a little inflammation and you won't need to defect to another board!

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Iceman, please keep us updated and stay here with us.  I belong to three boards now.  The breast cancer and the bladder but no one is ever there.   Since my bladder cancer is in the kidney, I am here because all of you understand and are kind to me.   You were one of the first ones to respond to me here and I appriciate that.  I will be praying for you for great outcomes and bright days.

Hugs,

Annie

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Sorry to hear.  No one likes an additional Whammy.  Have your tests and make your decisions.  Then live your life!

And that's an order.

Hubs,

donna_lee

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Glad your remaining kidney is okay..whew~

No one likes to hear ANYthing more about any kind of cancer. BUT prostate cancer is is most treatable with long time remission. 

You'll be okay. But I do feel for the anxiety you must be feeling.

Keep us posted!

Healing hugs, 

Jan

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Forgot to ask you, if you have always been getting regular check ups for your general health? And its been good?

Okay. It is amazing how well  they can treat this type of cancer IF you do have it.

Good luck on your biopsy. I know several men who have had this and are cancerfree!!

My brother chose not to have surgery but a less invasive technique using non surgical.  It was done by a Oncology radiologist and glad he got to avoid surgery. My Brother in law had the surgery. Both are cancer free.

Jan

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You're retired so you should have the time to be on two boards:).  Sorry to hear about these new developments, Ice.  Wishing you only the best outcome!

Stub

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I'm sorry to hear, icemantoo. You already beat RCC. You can do it again to your plumbing. We're with you!

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Just another thing to deal with.  Hope the biopsy shows nothing too serious.  Best not to mess with that thing if you don't absolutely need to.

Best Wishes, Fred

 

 

a_oaklee
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Sorry to hear your news.  Wishing you the best.  

Bart1978
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I hope all works out for you. Thanks for all your support on this group.

Percy_STL
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Wishing you the very best iceman. Keep us posted! 

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Hoping for the best. Keep us posted.

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Iceman, you are soul of this board! With your strength, humor and positive attitude you will be allright! 

Hugs!

Alla

thingone
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Iceman, we all need you. Wishing you best of the best with the biopsy. keeep us updated. Take care!

Wehavenotimeatall
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Not good when the boring quiet life you had gets turned upside down

 

but stay calm

known fact that many men have prostate  issues..l including cancer  and they have  long long lifes

my unc has had it for 20 years and he is 92

 

but praying it is just a plumbing issue.. and they just shift things round a bit

praying for my hero

Baby  I can feel your halo

Pray it won’t fade away

 

 

they dont call you the iceman for nothing

Annie

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that all is ok. You are our cheerleader and inspiration.

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Hi! Iceman!

I know whatever is it, You definitely have not problem weathered it out.. as you always do...

We are with you on this.

sandy23
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I really hate to hear that you have another worry but it really is most likely nothing to worry about.  I know that many guys have issues like this (my husband included) and they are just par for the course.  

Take care!!

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I've been thinking about you today Iceman.  I hope the biopsy went well and they got enough tissue to determine what is going on.  

Stub

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Its July 26. My father had Prostate Cancer atb my age and my brother when hen was 20 years younger. Already had blood work and MRI which raised suspisions.

 

Thanks for the wishes from everyone here.

 

 

iceeemantoo

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Best wishes to you.  You are one of my favorite posters here. 

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My motto is: If you're on time, you're late.  I live by this...and it drives my wife crazy.  She's more of the "right on time" type of person.  She'd laugh at me on this one though.  A month early is a little over the top; even for me:)

Take care,

Stub 

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Sorry to hear. Prayers for good news. 

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If they scheduled you that far out for the biopsy, it sounds like your doc doesn't think it's urgent or extremely problematic.  Hope that's the case!

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Prostate cancer is mostly slow growing and can even stay benign for a very long time - unless it doesn't.

So waiting is perhaps OK, hurry slowly and all that.

But you probaby still want to know sooner rather than later, I suppose.

Best Wishes.  Fred

Bellafelice
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Iceman, there is a relatively new blood test that is medically proven to be much more accurate at detecting aggressive prostate cancer. It is the 4K blood test-and I encourage you to Google it. As you can see, it is much less invasive than a prostate biopsy in addition to being much more accurate. When a prostate biospsy is taken, they remove cells from 12 cores in the prostate. By so doing, areas of the prostate that may have cancer cells can be missed. Please look into this new test as many urologists are not using it (sad to say because they make alot more money on a prostate biospy than the blood test).  Hope this helps.

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I had the 4K test about 3 years ago. Since than my PSA has been climbing and my URO has soured on the 4K and a newer test has shown concern over changes in the past year. Additionally an MRI with contrast raised concerns and my father and brother had Prostate Cancer. My Biopsy will be guided by an ultrasound tech. Nineteen days to go.

 

 

 

icemantoo

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Ok, Iceman, i am confused. It is suspicious for prostate cancer or is it confirmed?

What happens in 19 days?

Jan

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BIG HUGS 

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I think at this point it is highly suspicious. Just hoping it is small and cuable and I will die of something else. I will be 76 years young 4 days before the biopsy.

 

Thanks for everyone's wishes.

 

 

 

icemantoo

Lexleigh3
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Holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Percy_STL
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Happy birthday Mr. Iceman and wishing you many more returns of the same. Good luck for the 26 th - we're all cheering for ya!

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I am hoping the best for you!! You've been here for us and we are definitely here for you.

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Hi Iceman,

I am sorry to hear about the news that you have to face the biopsy. I am sure you will be fine as you have been monitored closely by the medical team. I wish you the best outcome from your biopsy!

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Iceman, I wish I had encouraging words for you the way you ALWAYS do for me. I will be praying for good results.

Cin

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All the best we hope for on July 26th, Iceman. I think this is one of those glitches or bumps in the road. We won't lose you to another forum, no, we do not want to share. So it's gonna be a really good outcome. You're still just a pup!!!

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Will be thinking of you and coming to check.

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APny
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Happy Birthday, Iceman. Hope one of the gifts is a good biopsy result. Keeping fingers crossed for you on the 26th.

Shecka1121
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Thinking of you.  You were the first to respond to me 4 years ago and I will keeping you in my thoughts. Your positive attitude always wins.

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Allochka
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Good luck with biopsy tomorrow! Let it go smoothly and then bring benign results

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icemantoo
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Anybody want to stand (?) in for me tomorrow?

 

icemantoo

 

 

 

Guys only

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I'd fill in for you, but my prostate is in a jar on my urologist's mantle. Hang in there and keep your sense of humor; you're going to be fine.

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icemantoo
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Anybody want to stand (?) in for me tomorrow?

 

icemantoo

 

 

 

Guys only

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But you will be in my thoughts.  We all know that getting answers and developing a plan are important in any journey.  I believe you'll have both very soon.  

Wishing you the best!

Stub

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Icemantoo....You're the BEST... Wish you all the BEST tomorrow.....

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I hope your biopsy is as uneventful as the one I had in April.  Sending you positive thoughts.

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