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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 02:57 PM
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Has Anyone Here Ever Had Prostate Cancer?
Edited on Thu May-29-08 02:59 PM by Dinger
I just found out my stepdad has it. 12 biopsies, most or all were positive. He is starting treatment.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 10:18 PM
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1. My FIL had it and my uncle has it
My FIL has been clean for several years. My uncle got some heavier treatment and has some incontinence problems but has lived with it for ~5 years now.
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Best of luck with his treatment.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 08:50 PM
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2. How is he doing? My friend had the da Vinci prostatectomy
in November. He quickly recovered urinary continence, like in four days. He's having more difficulty with ED, but I keep reminding him he can't control nerves like he can muscles. He's using Viagra every other day and sexual stim. He's impatient, and I have to keep reminding him it will take time.
He beat the cancer, though, and it was an aggressive form.
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unc70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 11:07 PM
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3. Surgery one year ago today. Stage 3. So far, so good.
Had my first biopsy over 10 years prior, several after that, could not find anything. Then we did. Surgery got clear margins, but had to go a long long way to get them. Could have included a tonsilectomy.

Side effects have taken about twice as long to resolve as I had hoped. But it has still been a very good year, much to be thankful for.

My advice is to get treated at the best place you can. The cost isn't much different, but the care certainly is.

I will be glad to share my experiences and info in public or by private messages. Good luck to all.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 12:22 AM
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4. Da Vinci robot is the only way to go. I love my robot! nt
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