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(Sun News Network)   Prostate cancer just got worse   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 60
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2013-01-03 10:20:50 AM  
Glad to be a prostate cancer survivor. But I'm sure not the man I used to be. None of the 3 consultants that predicted results of the various treatment options mentioned shrinkage.
 
2013-01-03 11:10:36 AM  
Another disease I'll treat by hanging myself. My willy is small enough already.
 
2013-01-03 12:27:58 PM  

dukesboy: Glad to see others on the "get it checked" soapbox. I'm coming up on my 5 year anniversary of having my prostate removed, and I just turned 50. Pretty young for prostate cancer, but the (famous) ones you hear about dying as a result of P.C. in their 50's are the ones who went undiagnosed in ther 40's and it spread. Having known a few guys who suffered and died as a result of prostate cancer mestasasizing, the discomfort of a digital exam is minor, and my former Urologist had big, meaty fingers.



Totally agree. I was diagnosed at age 53. I was a doctor avoider and dismissed the symptoms as long as I could. PSA was very high, biopsy indicated advanced, aggressive cancer.

Unfortunately, by the time it was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread to my bones. Removing the prostate would be of no use, since the cancer was already on the move. Unless something pretty miraculous happens (new therapy), I'm certainly terminal.

It's been almost 6 years since diagnosis. I've been on a few drugs and did one clinical trial. Having a bit of surgery tomorrow in order to start Provenge (wish me well, please).

Here's the point: If I had discovered an elevated PSA earlier, we might have caught the cancer before it spread. I could have had surgery and be looking forward to a long, happy life. If.

Argue all you want about PSA tests. There is no argument in my case. There might be no argument in your case, either.
 
2013-01-03 01:11:29 PM  

dabbletech: dukesboy: Glad to see others on the "get it checked" soapbox. I'm coming up on my 5 year anniversary of having my prostate removed, and I just turned 50. Pretty young for prostate cancer, but the (famous) ones you hear about dying as a result of P.C. in their 50's are the ones who went undiagnosed in ther 40's and it spread. Having known a few guys who suffered and died as a result of prostate cancer mestasasizing, the discomfort of a digital exam is minor, and my former Urologist had big, meaty fingers.


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Here's the point: If I had discovered an elevated PSA earlier, we might have caught the cancer before it spread. I could have had surgery and be looking forward to a long, happy life. If.

Argue all you want about PSA tests. There is no argument in my case. There might be no argument in your case, either.


I couldn't agree more. I was having other issues(unrelated) at the time, and they checked my PSA because of family history.

Sorry to hear about your struggles. Hang in there. (fist bump)
 
2013-01-03 02:20:35 PM  
Will do. Thanks.
 
2013-01-03 03:29:14 PM  

dabbletech: dukesboy: Glad to see others on the "get it checked" soapbox. I'm coming up on my 5 year anniversary of having my prostate removed, and I just turned 50. Pretty young for prostate cancer, but the (famous) ones you hear about dying as a result of P.C. in their 50's are the ones who went undiagnosed in ther 40's and it spread. Having known a few guys who suffered and died as a result of prostate cancer mestasasizing, the discomfort of a digital exam is minor, and my former Urologist had big, meaty fingers.


Totally agree. I was diagnosed at age 53. I was a doctor avoider and dismissed the symptoms as long as I could. PSA was very high, biopsy indicated advanced, aggressive cancer.

Unfortunately, by the time it was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread to my bones. Removing the prostate would be of no use, since the cancer was already on the move. Unless something pretty miraculous happens (new therapy), I'm certainly terminal.

It's been almost 6 years since diagnosis. I've been on a few drugs and did one clinical trial. Having a bit of surgery tomorrow in order to start Provenge (wish me well, please).

Here's the point: If I had discovered an elevated PSA earlier, we might have caught the cancer before it spread. I could have had surgery and be looking forward to a long, happy life. If.

Argue all you want about PSA tests. There is no argument in my case. There might be no argument in your case, either.


Good luck to you. It sounds like you've been fighting the good fight. If it becomes obvious that your time is near, don't worry about taking too many pain killers. Going out comfortable and on your own terms is far better than going out slowly and painfully.

My Grandmother didn't make much sense at the end, but she sure wasn't feeling any pain!
 
2013-01-03 03:38:12 PM  

citizenj: Life keeps on, the world keeps turning. Hold yer head up. fark everything, we ain't going without a fight, ornery bastards that we are.


I made my decision, and no amount of pain or lack of function will stop me from watching my kids grow up. I will be there for them in what ever capacity I'm able. If that means I'm a daddy in a wheel chair, then so be it. We'll just go for lots of rides in daddy's chair!
 
2013-01-03 03:41:26 PM  

dabbletech:
It's been almost 6 years since diagnosis. I've been on a few drugs and did one clinical trial. Having a bit of surgery tomorrow in order to start Provenge (wish me well, please)..


Dang dude. Fark is brimming with idiots & a-holes, but we look out after our own....
Via con dios amigo
 
2013-01-03 04:08:20 PM  
Considering my biological uncle died before he was 50 to aggressive prostate cancer, and that I'm visiting a urologist today, I am NOT getting a kick out of this.
 
2013-01-04 11:06:24 AM  

dabbletech: dukesboy: Glad to see others on the "get it checked" soapbox. I'm coming up on my 5 year anniversary of having my prostate removed, and I just turned 50. Pretty young for prostate cancer, but the (famous) ones you hear about dying as a result of P.C. in their 50's are the ones who went undiagnosed in ther 40's and it spread. Having known a few guys who suffered and died as a result of prostate cancer mestasasizing, the discomfort of a digital exam is minor, and my former Urologist had big, meaty fingers.


Totally agree. I was diagnosed at age 53. I was a doctor avoider and dismissed the symptoms as long as I could. PSA was very high, biopsy indicated advanced, aggressive cancer.

Unfortunately, by the time it was diagnosed, the cancer had already spread to my bones. Removing the prostate would be of no use, since the cancer was already on the move. Unless something pretty miraculous happens (new therapy), I'm certainly terminal.

It's been almost 6 years since diagnosis. I've been on a few drugs and did one clinical trial. Having a bit of surgery tomorrow in order to start Provenge (wish me well, please).

Here's the point: If I had discovered an elevated PSA earlier, we might have caught the cancer before it spread. I could have had surgery and be looking forward to a long, happy life. If.

Argue all you want about PSA tests. There is no argument in my case. There might be no argument in your case, either.


posted my story upthread. good luck and best wishes from this survivor.
 
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