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Prostate Cancer

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by mustang-3537, Aug 22, 2018.

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    Just diagnosed with prostrate cancer last Monday. I am 70 years old. Anyone had to face this cancer around my age of 70. What option did you choose? How is that option doing for you?
     
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    Never had cancer sir bit I will pray for your complete healing.
     
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    My neighbor across the street was diagnosed at 72. He had other health issues and the Doctor recommender to just watch closely. He is now 83 and no further progression. Not a suggestion, just what I observed. Praying for you to choose the right path.
     
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    What was your diagnosis of stage its in, hope you get to feeling better soon...
     
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    I'm 55, not 70, but got diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer last year. At my age it was recommended that the prostate be removed. Oct last year, I had it removed, April this year the middle incision broke loose and my intestines shot out. I had to have hernia surgery where they found a dense mass the size of a tennis ball, but did not remove it. I had surgery yesterday morning to drain the mass, which had grown to the size of a baseball and turned out to be Lymphatic fluid. I have been in constant pain the past month, and have lost about 50k in deductibles/lost wages in the past 2+ years.
    At your age, if the Doc recommends sitting back and watching it for a few years, I highly agree. Prostate cancer is VERY slow growing, and could take decades to present a problem...Not knowing how advanced your cancer already is makes it hard to give any advice. I know I've been through HELL since the day they told me it was cancer.
     
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    call me 678 491 0617 bll
     
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    My Dad was diagnosed with stage one I think at around 76 years old. They said wait and watch. Mean while he was recommended to a specialist in Florida, I think his name is Dr. Patel, Indian guy I think. Anyway he had surgery by laparoscopy through the belly button area. The cancer had grown to stage 3 and started to attach to organs. They did get it all and around 18 months later at this point is continued to be cancer free. He says every thing still functions as it should, he's just not going to father anymore children at this point. He's currently 79 years old now.
    If you need anymore help, let me know and I'll try to get exact information.
     
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    my dad is an older gentleman and did the radiation pellets..2 years ago and it did well so far... he is very happy with his decision to go that route
     
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    I am 71, have had about a dozen fraternity brothers with prostate cancer. Every one of them except one had surgery, most are doing well, 2 are under continuing care, hormone therapy. The one who didn't do surgery had radium seed implants about 5 years ago, he is still doing OK.

    If I was in the OPs position I would chose the robotic/DaVinci surgery, very good outcomes, with much less stress, disruption of your system.

    Get second/third opinions, knowledge is power, make an informed decision.

    One brother has passed, but he waited until it had spread to his bones. He was macho, "no doctor gonna stick his finger up MY ass". Well, Bob, that was true, but in the end he was reduced to a whimper, begging doctors at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for pain meds in his final days.
     
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    I will know Monday.
     
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