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Prostate cancer

Does anyone on here know any experienced with Prostate cancer?? I just got diagnosed with it and of course have a lot of questions. Any information would be appreciated
Sorry this stress has visited you. One thing I learned through my husband's brain cancer diagnosis was that everybody, most completely well-meaning, knows something about cancer, but not everything they know is true.

I suggest you get your information from those who DO know.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostate-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353087
Joe5663 · 61-69, M
@Mamapolo2016 thank you for your advice and support I know this is something I have to figure out and hopefully I'll have a good outcome
@Joe5663 The odds are strongly in your favor!
Ontheroad · M
@Mamapolo2016 This, 100% this!
bowman81 · M
Two of my friends and hunting partners have been diagnosed and treated in the past two years. Both opted for surgery, neither did the radiation or radioactive seeds and both are doing fine with no further signs of cancer. One caught it very early, the other let it go for quite a while before seeking treatment.

Don't wait, do some research and make sure your surgeon is experienced and get treated.
exexec · 61-69, C
A friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year and went through treatments. He announced last week that there was no sign of any cancer, so he is celebrating. The treatments were somewhat stressful and made him feel weak, but he was able to function almost normally on a daily basis.
My dad got it diagnosed at about age 65. It is usually a very slow growing cancer. In my dad's case, he had his prostate removed and lived past the age of 90. Because it's slow growing, these days they don't always recommend prostate removal. I keep an eye on it myself because there's a hereditary component to it. Every cancer diagnosis sucks. Among cancer diagnoses, this is probably among the most benign.
Thomas52 · 70-79, M
@ElwoodBlues That's encouraging. Glad your Dad was able to enjoy a long life after the diagnosis.
@Thomas52 Thank you very much, yes my dad was known for his kindness and generosity, and had an enviable life. I wish we were all so lucky.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
Been dealing with it for a year. Been on hormone therapy which had appeared to have arrested it somewhat, although it already had spread to the bones in my spine before being discovered. Now they have discovered a cancerous mass on my colon, so facing surgery. But otherwise, I feel fine and still active. What else would you like to know?
Joe5663 · 61-69, M
@dancingtongue thank you for sharing I'm not sure what I'm going to do about treatment and I think I have good Drs for that. I'm concerned that my sex life is over and what other side affects I'll be dealing with. I'm sorry it's happening to you
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@Joe5663 Well, my partner already was in Assisted Living and dying so my sex life was over. The hormonal therapy, which essentially stops the production of testosterone which is what the prostate cancer feeds on, pretty much kills what sex drive you have left. Which actually makes it easier. You still like to look and admire, but the lustful desire is not there.
ElderE · 61-69, M
You would be far better off talking with your Oncologist rather than discussing with armchair doctors. Those who have opinions but no medical degrees.
deadgerbil · 22-25, F
Hopefully this is resolved quickly. I get paranoid af about cancer bc so many people find out when it's too late
Ontheroad · M
Man, that sucks, but with having gone through many treatments and surgical removal of what I now lovingly call butt cancer, I can tell you medical science has really advanced. Listen to nobody but your oncologist(s), I had two of them and more than anything, get you some positive thinking!

Too, prostate cancer has great survival rates... good luck my man and if you feel like you must, use Mayo.com to do your searching for answers.
Benjago · 41-45, M
My dad has it but detection was very very early and it hasn’t even really progressed. Just a waiting game for him because at his age they don’t want surgery unless needed. Not much info I can provide but wishing you a safe treatment.
1pebbles · 56-60, F
ReneeT · 61-69, M
I know that my father died from it, but he never believed in going to the doctor's, and by the time he did go it was too late. I have been getting examined for the last 15 years and I know that a biopsy will be coming up soon
This is something men will likely face in life. Sorry to hear that and good luck to you and hope you have speedy recovery.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@jjoe01 The adage is, if you are male and live long enough you will get it.
carpediem · 61-69, M
I have a few friends who have had it. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment seemed to work. Delaying and ignoring it did not.
caesar7 · 61-69, M
My dad had prostate cancer and died because f it...it metastasized to other parts of the body. I hope they caught it early in your case. Will they remove it?
carpediem · 61-69, M
@dancingtongue Sorry to hear that. Spreading to another organ denotes stage 4. My wife suffered with stage 3 colon cancer and went through the treatments. She beat it.

I see my urologist now on a regular basis. His opinion is basically if the PSA levels are high, we dig until we find out why. So far so good.

Good luck dealing with this new challenge.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@carpediem Well, I already was stage 4 with a high Gleason score before I got the colon news, so it wasn't exactly a shock.
carpediem · 61-69, M
@dancingtongue The best of luck to you
Teslin · M
Best of luck !!
Joe5663 · 61-69, M
@Teslin thank you
Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
My brother has it.
I make and sell a device for men who become incontinent from it.
Is yours fast or slow?
Joe5663 · 61-69, M
@Tastyfrzz just above the amount that needs to be treated
MonaMoona · 36-40, F
My grandpa died of prostate cancer but he was in his 90’s or later , he was in Iran , this was 20 years ago
iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
I am sorry to hear this. I just wanted to wish you well with treatment.

 
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