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WHAT'S THE POINT OF THIS SOCIAL NETWORK?

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.

If you want to remain anonymous on this network ... please DO NOT use your real name when you sign in. Use a pseudonym, or just your first name and an initial.

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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Don Oberlin left a comment for Bruce Hageny
"Bruce: As part of your research effort you may find the following book by Bob Marckini  helpful: "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer..." His chapter on the advantages and disadvantages of several methods for treating PCa is usually of…"
2 hours ago
Randy Wood replied to Randy Wood's discussion First biopsy experience...
"Hi Mike, The information you provided is very helpful.  Thank you."
11 hours ago
Jan Manarite left a comment for Denis
"Hi Denis. Welcome. How can we help you? How are you feeling on hormone therapy? We recently did an online radio interview with a top physician here in the US named Paul Schellhammer. He is a prostate cancer survivor, or 'participant' as he…"
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Mike Elton replied to Randy Wood's discussion First biopsy experience...
"Hi Randy, I had a biopsy earlier this year. It wasn't bad at all. In fact, I went back to work immediately after the procedure. There was blood in my urine and semen, but not much discomfort. All in all, I found it easier than a…"
yesterday
Randy Wood posted a discussion

First biopsy experience...

First biopsy scheduled for May 19, and feeling some anxiety.  What should I expect afterwards?  Soreness, unable to sit for long periods, unable to walk long distances?  Since I'm traveling a considerable distance to San Francisco, and staying for weekend, I was curious if there are any issues to be expected within the day or two following procedure.  Any feedback appreciated.See More
yesterday
Lynn Boccia replied to Lynn Boccia's discussion My husband was newly diagosed
"Thank you, and I will keep everyone updated.  The doctors at MSK are aware and we are optimistic.  Charlie is relieved that this was resolved this morning.  Will be back in touch and we are glad you are doing well.   "
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RW replied to Lynn Boccia's discussion My husband was newly diagosed
"Tell Charlie we're watching his progress with great interest.Urinary blockages after seed placement, as I understand, are rare. Some urinary strictures sometimes appear two years or more after treatment - rarely complete blockage and rarely so…"
yesterday
Lynn Boccia replied to Lynn Boccia's discussion My husband was newly diagosed
"Well, he is doing better now - he had to go back to the doctor this morning, catheter was blocked with a blood clot.  The doctor cleared it out, he is drinking a lot of water and it seems to be okay now.  It will still be removed on Monday…"
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E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott replied to Lynn Boccia's discussion My husband was newly diagosed
"Lynn: How;s Charlie doing? I have heard of the urination problem happening after the implants ... but not often at all."
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E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Phil patterson
"Phil: Do you know if your Gleason score was 3 + 4 = 7 or 4 + 3 = 7? The distinction could be important to what you need to do. Do you have a copy of the pathology report from the biopsy? Most of the info I had asked you about would be in that report."
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Lynn Boccia replied to Lynn Boccia's discussion My husband was newly diagosed
"Hi, Charlie had the markers placed yesterday but he is having a problem with urinating.  We went to the emergency room last night & they put a catheter in and it will be taken out Monday.  If not, the simulation will be rescheduled.…"
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Jan Manarite left a comment for John Talbot
"Hi John and welcome.  It sounds like you've been told that your cancer is "slow-growing and not terribly invasive".  That's great news, as many men can do very well on Active Surveillance.  I would argue, though,…"
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Jan Manarite left a comment for Pat Greany
"Hi Pat - welcome.  I think you would really benefit from subscribing to the Prostate Cancer InfoLink news blog that Mike writes - it's right in line with what you're looking for.  You can subscribe here -…"
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First biopsy experience... 2 Replies

First biopsy scheduled for May 19, and feeling some anxiety.  What should I expect afterwards?  Soreness, unable to sit for long periods, unable to walk long distances?  Since I'm traveling a considerable distance to San Francisco, and staying for…Continue

Started by Randy Wood. Last reply by Randy Wood 11 hours ago.

My husband was newly diagosed 74 Replies

My husband has been diagnosed with PC Gleason score 3+4 7 psa 5.6.Small area on right side. We are waiting for results from nuclear report and then start to make decisions about treatment (surgery, radiation), etc. This is all the information we…Continue

Started by Lynn Boccia. Last reply by Lynn Boccia yesterday.

Surgeons in the San Francisco Area 2 Replies

I'm looking around for recommendations for an experienced surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I'm wondering if anyone has experience with doctors at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) cancer center?  Or, perhaps support groups?Thanks!Continue

Tags: prostatectomy, surgeons

Started by Mike Elton. Last reply by Mike Elton yesterday.

Deciding between Radiation and Surgery - Data from the MRI to help decide? 16 Replies

I'm researching and trying to figure out whether to opt for surgery or radiation (EBRT or Brachytherapy).  I have a MRI scheduled and am wondering if there are any insights that the MRI can offer to help me decide on the more appropriate…Continue

Tags: EBRT, brachytherapy, prostatectomy, radical, robotic-assisted

Started by Mike Elton. Last reply by Mike Elton on Thursday.

Cycling MTB / RPP Week 6 11 Replies

At 6 weeks of RPP I am already doing walks for 40-60 minutes and lifting some weight as regular daily exercise. My continence is very good, just a few drops from time to time and taking Cialis 5 mg daily for the next 3 months.I am a super fan of the…Continue

Started by Raul Miranda. Last reply by Raul Miranda on Thursday.

Seeds are in; home and little discomfort 11 Replies

Its Day ONE.... Feel fineEverything went smoothly, by 1 pm we were on our way home. We were impressed by the staff and the professionalism and care provided. NO discomfort from the implants; but urination has some  burning and medication was…Continue

Tags: seeds, T2C, ADT, Brachytherapy

Started by Alan Kousen. Last reply by dennis g Apr 22.

 
 
 

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