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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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Stephen Pendergast posted a blog post
4 hours ago
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Sam DuPont
"Welcome Sam. Gleason 9 prostate cancer is serious ... and as a man of 70 years of age, otherwise in good health, you are going to need to "do something" reasonably quickly. It is likely that, with a PSA of only 4.67 ng/ml, your bone and CT…"
5 hours ago
Sam DuPont is now a member of The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network
5 hours ago
Don Oberlin left a comment for Tas gen
"Hope it helps you make a good decision. Wish you the best too."
9 hours ago
robin monro davies posted a status
"Good nes on malecare site. It looks as though Bayer will be manufacuring Xofigo in November"
10 hours ago
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott replied to sarah d's discussion RapidArc vs. CyberKnife
"Dear Sarah: I know of no data that suggests that RapidArc is "better" or "worse" than CyberKnife therapy for someone like your father (or vice versa). I think a much more important question is likely to be the about the skill and…"
12 hours ago
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Alex R
"Alex: I would tend to agree with your primary care doctor ... Taking an antibiotic at this point in time might only "mask" what is actually going on, and you have provided no information suggesting that you have a prostate infection at all."
12 hours ago
Tas gen left a comment for Don Oberlin
"Thank you. I appreciate the work you put into your blog. Best wishes."
14 hours ago
sarah d posted a discussion

RapidArc vs. CyberKnife

Hi All, My dad had a 12 needle biopsy on October 14th that came back positive for PCa in three cores on the right side of his prostate, 5%, 10% and 20%. He has been rated a Gleason 6 and has received his results back from a bone scan that indicate his cancer is contained to the prostate gland. We are elated that his cancer is contained to the prostate and are now trying to identify the treatment that will give him the best outcome in terms of side effects and long term health.He is extremely…See More
14 hours ago
Alex R left a comment for E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott
"Thank you, Mike. One more question. Is it good idea to take 10 days antibiotics before second PSA test? My family doctor thinks that it's not a good for me."
16 hours ago
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Alex R
"Alex: Since there is no family history of prostate cancer and you are showing what certainly appear to be classic signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -- the weak urine stream, the long time to finish urination, and the need to…"
18 hours ago
Alex R left a comment for E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott
"1. I do not family history of PC. 2. For last 4-5 years I have reduced strength of my stream. It took ~ 40-45 sec to finish. Also I urinate 1 time at night, usually at 5-6 AM. I decide to make one more PSA test in 4-6 weeks and after that set up…"
yesterday
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Alex R
"Hi Alex. So yes, there is a rise in your total PSA level and a concomitant drop in your %Free PSA. However, exactly how significant this may be is very hard to tell because you are at an age when it is very common to observe this type of rise…"
yesterday
Alex R left a comment for E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott
"Hi, my concern is jump in total PSA a low free PSA from my last test:   Date Total PSA Free PSA %…"
yesterday
Don Oberlin left a comment for Tas gen
"Tas: As part of your research effort you may find the following book by Bob Marckini helpful: "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer..."  This book is an easy read and readily available. His discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of…"
yesterday
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott left a comment for Tas gen
"Welcome "Tas". So at 71 years of age with an intermediate-risk prostate cancer like this, the question starts to become "What are your priorities and how long is your life expectancy?" Lots of men with a diagnosis like this at…"
yesterday
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yesterday
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott commented on Gregory B's status
"See ... There you go again ... A positive mindset all the way! :O)"
yesterday
Gregory B commented on Gregory B's status
"I consider myself a lucky guy! It's been a 10 year run. All in all, life's been good."
yesterday
E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott commented on Gregory B's status
"Dear Greg: I am so very sorry to hear about this change in your situation. You have done all of the the things that anyone could possibly do, given your original diagnosis and its progression over the past 6 years, since we first "met"…"
yesterday

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RapidArc vs. CyberKnife 1 Reply

Hi All, My dad had a 12 needle biopsy on October 14th that came back positive for PCa in three cores on the right side of his prostate, 5%, 10% and 20%. He has been rated a Gleason 6 and has received…Continue

Started by sarah d. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott 12 hours ago.

Fasting really helps my PSA going down 7 Replies

I'm 56 years old18 months ago my prostate was removed (Gleason 7)then PSA was undetectable, I thought I was saved but...8 months ago PSA was 0.10, one month later 0.11 one month later 0.11 then 0.12…Continue

Started by Delhasse. Last reply by Steve Thomas Oct 19.

Rising PSA! 28 Replies

Thought I would reach out to forum, as I continue dialogue with Mike as well.  Am 70 years old and was diagnosed 10 years ago, with gleason 9. Had surgery which was not curative, an started on Lupron…Continue

Started by robert troy. Last reply by Don Oberlin Oct 9.

decision 14 Replies

Guys,I am presently 64 years old and in good health.  12/2010 I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.  I told my story on this site.  My Gleason was 6, with cancer only on right lower quadrant.  I went…Continue

Started by Joseph York. Last reply by Joseph York Oct 7.

Surgical Travel 22 Replies

Men are going from the US to Dominican Republic and other places for HIFU. This is a form of tourism for men who have means. And men come to the US for surgery, radiation, and more; they too have…Continue

Started by Arnon Krongrad, MD. Last reply by Ronald Martin Rosen Oct 6.

New Consumer Reports Article 3 Replies

In the new, Nov, 2014, issue of Consumer Reports, page 43, they talk about "Outrage No. 3 Pushing the New and Flashy" - talking about Laparoscopic  instruments, and indirectly the LRP. They say that…Continue

Started by Sam. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Oct 4.

Upgrade from gleeson 6 to 7.3+4 9 Replies

After 12mths on active surviellance received the news on repeat biopsy of another 4cores positive.One core 100 percent gleeson 3+4 another 75percent Gleeson 3+4.The other 2 cores gleeson 3+3.Over 2…Continue

Started by Kingsley. Last reply by Keith K Sep 24.

cryotheraphy 3 Replies

I am 66 years old.   PSA 11, Gleason score 8, T1 is the clinical stage (stage 1.)   I have Type 2 diabetes complicated with an associated medical problem-- interigo in the scrotum (and sometimes…Continue

Started by Earl Hargrove. Last reply by E. Michael D. ("Mike") Scott Sep 22.

TIME to GET CLOSER TO THE REAL TRUTH 1 Reply

Mr.Mark Emberton & his colleagues Mr. Hashim Ahmed, et. al who perform HIFU intervention at University College Hospital have been meticulously collecting outcome data for years. For those of you…Continue

Started by Ronald Martin Rosen. Last reply by Ronald Martin Rosen Sep 17.

 
 
 

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