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The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network is a service of Prostate Cancer International and is closely associated with the core information and daily news made available through The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink. We welcome patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and anyone else who is seeking information about what's happening on Planet Prostate Cancer.

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One of our primary goals is to help newly diagnosed men to come to the best possible decision for them about a specific course of action. Given two men with exactly the same clinical characteristics, the best possible decision for man A may be very different to the best possible decision for man B.


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E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Chris
"Hi Chris. S it is hard to know how best to help you and your husband without knowing at least a little about things like: his age, what the actual prostate problems are, and where you live. Has he seen his primary care doctor? Do you know if he has…"
3 hours ago
Chris is now a member of The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network
3 hours ago
Jonathan left a comment for E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott
"Thanks for the correction!  Yes, it is Dr. Peter Carroll.  I was definitely happy to get a 2nd opinion from him, and that based on his advice my provider ran additional diagnostic tests."
Jerry joined Ken's group

Sexual Function, Penile Rehabilitation, and Quality of Life

Recovery of good sexual function (particularly post-surgery) is important for many men (and their partners). Here's a place to share what you can do to optimize your chances of a high erectile and sexual QoL (albeit, normally, without the full capabilities of an 18-year-old).See More
Raul Menendez updated their profile
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Mike Y
"Welcome Mike. So the single most important question is ... Are you still responding well to first-line androgen deprivation therapy (also known as "hormone" therapy) with a drug like Lupron or similar?"
Feb 19
Mike Y is now a member of The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network
Feb 19
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott commented on Hugh Campbell's status
"Your really will need to discuss those with your urologist and with a radiation oncologist. These are awfully hard to predict for an individual patient because there are so many possible variables. However, as I have told you previously, the risk…"
Feb 17
Hugh Campbell posted a status
"Thanks Mike. A lot to ponder. Need to know os without 2nd line treatment and with second line treatment. Also side effects vs benefits?"
Feb 17
Hugh Campbell posted a status
"Hi Mike. My one year PSA up to .04. Dr pushing radiation. Inclined to wait til .2 then Axumin. Then weigh risks vs benefits. Your thoughts"
Feb 16
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for bill krostue
"Welcome Bill. So I am not sure that I understand why your Gleason score would have been revised from 3 + 3 = 6 to 3 + 4 = 7 based on a PSA level of 11.57. However, I can understand why your risk level would have been revised from low- to…"
Feb 15
bill krostue is now a member of The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network
Feb 15
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Jonathan
"Hi Jonathan. So I am not aware of a Dr. Bill Carroll at UCSF. but if you actually saw a Dr, Peter Carroll at UCSF, he is one of the most expert physicians on the management of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer in the whole of the US, and on…"
Feb 15
Jonathan left a comment for E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott
"Quick update - I got a 2nd opinion, from Dr. Bill Carroll at UCSF. Based on my urologist's advice, I'd already gotten an Oncotype DX report which showed that my cancer may be more consistent with Intermediate than Low Risk (which is where…"
Feb 13
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Chris L Hannahan
"Welcome Chris. So that's NOT a fun diagnosis at your age. And obviously I have no idea what your doctors have told you to date. However, there are three things that I would absolutely be doing in your situation: Making sure that I was seeing…"
Feb 13


Newly Diagnosed 3 Replies

Hi I am Char, my husband Mike  age 75 was recently diagnosed with Prostate cancer, his psa is 81 Gleason score is 8 and stage 4 from what I understand.  The Urologist put him on generic for Casodex for a month and ordered a complete bone scan which…Continue

Started by Mike Green. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Feb 6.

treatment of metastatic prostate cancer 1 Reply

Mike, thank you again for your comments.  I hae one more question,  Are you familiar with Proton Therapy?  My understading is this is radiation that targets a beam to each cancer cell.  Is this viable for my condition?Thanks again for your time and…Continue

Started by Thomas M. Drago. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Dec 11, 2020.

Treatment for metastatic prostate cancer 4 Replies

Mike, I hope these comments find you as I would really appreciate your input.  It's been a while since I have written.  Last time was in 2018.At that time I was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.  I went thru a clinical trial at MUSC in…Continue

Started by Thomas M. Drago. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Dec 9, 2020.

BCR with slightly lower PSA after 7 Weeks radiation 7 Replies

Hi guys, just looking for some advice. Had robotic removal in June 2018. PSA undetectable til Feb 2020 when it peaked at 0.22. Had seven weeks of radiation an 2 Luperon (?) injections. PSA now at 0.10 but still there. Just looking for any experience…Continue

Started by Mike B. Last reply by Mike B Nov 23, 2020.

Does one wait for cancer to present itself or begin Androgen therapy 53 Replies

Please see my stats for details on my recurrent cancer.  After more than 4 PET scans at the Mayo in 2017, my oncologist said I should wait until my PSA has risen to 8 before getting another scan because the cancer remained undetectable.  Then in…Continue

Started by Tom Full. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Nov 16, 2020.

Does Infolink notify participants of new posts/discussions and new comments on older posts? 4 Replies

I belong to another forum that sends me daily updates of new questions/posts. Does infolink do the same?Continue

Started by dale maley. Last reply by dale maley Oct 18, 2020.






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