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Men-Do you know your Number?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hpilotman, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I'm in Active Survelliance mode after my numbers went up and I got a Biopsy which showed I have a small degree of the bad stuff. It's been 6 months so I'm getting bloodwork done this week then a consult to see what's going on, which I am dreading. I've talked to the doctor about removal vs. radiation. My FIL went through all this when I did but his numbers were a lot higher than mine and he has just finished the radiation treatments but hasn't gotten results yet.
     
  2. peteycaster

    peteycaster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Another survivor here. Mine was picked up at an early stage where the cancer would be removed along with the prostate. Prostate gone but still have my PSA checked on a yearly basis.

    Don't put it off guys, its a simple blood test.
     
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  3. Frisco 57

    Frisco 57 Tele-Meister

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    After my prostate removal surgery, my Doc started checking my numbers every 4 months than every 6 months now every 12 months. My numbers less than less than .05!
     
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  4. Milspec

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    I just went through a bad kidney stone disaster that didn't show up on the CT scan, so they sent me to a specialist thinking it might be prostate cancer. I had to wait 2 weeks for the test results and was already becoming convinced that I was about to be told it was positive as the symptoms continued to get worse. The day before the results came back, I passed 2 kidney stones that they told me I didn't have....and my PSA number was the lowest the doctor had every seen in 45 years of practice.

    Glad that event is over and actually pretty happy to hear about the PSA number, so one less thing to worry about for now.
     
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  5. Driver3

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    I had a high number (9) in 2003 at 50.
    Went external beam radiation (IMRT).
    Gleason 8-agressive.
    I am convinced I would be dead if not for the treatment.
    Had a good friend/bandmate die from it in February.
    Get the friggin test.
     
  6. Hpilotman

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    Don't know your age but I was diagnosed with PCa last November with a PSA of 6.9 and it was an aggressive score of 4 [1-5] AND Gleason Score of 8. Classified as T2a which means the cancer was still inside the prostate.
    After lots of research I chose IMRT Radiation and ADT [Hormone Therapy]. So far results are very good and will just have to wait time for long term results.












     
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  7. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Hgb A1c I certainly know, and of course the breakdown of the whole cholesterol lab panel.

    I know my PSA stuff is fine per my doctor, and of course the prostate exam too.
     
  8. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Just got back from my Cystoscopy...doc sez all is fine, prostate is inflamed, which confirms his initial diagnosis of infection (prostatitis). Miz Diane is out picking up my meds...follow-up appt. tomorrow.
     
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  9. Skydog1010

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    I believe that's gonna hurt. Good luck.
     
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  10. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    Normal, (probably the only thing about me that is), test done less than a month ago. Frequent urination can also be a symptom of diabetes, FWIW.
     
  11. Skydog1010

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    What my wife's step dad & father went through, I might just opt out totally. Won't know until I get there.
     
  12. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you for this awareness thread, hpilotman.
    Great subject, and good timing, by all indications here.

    My PSA has been good for several years in a row, and I'm grateful.
    I pee instantly and on command, for that I'm also grateful.

    I had a flight surgeon a few years ago turn me onto some wisdom with regard to the prostate, and keeping it healthy.

    "Keep it exercised," he said. "Don't let it go dormant or stagnant."

    "That means that we should have sex regularly, right?"

    "Sure. Or, failing that, take matters into your own hands, and on a regular basis."

    "Wait. What are you saying? If I can't have sex as often as I want, I should........?"

    "Yes. Exactly. Flog the mule. Whip your lizard. Punish the usual suspect."

    "I should masturbate on a regular basis, to keep my prostate exercised, and that will help me to avoid cancer??"

    "Every single time, old sport," he replied.

    Works for me.

    :);):oops:
     
  13. Richie Cunningham

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    My grandfather died of prostate cancer.
     
  14. String Tree

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    It is a weird thing going to the Doctor for that but, the Ride home is Great.
    I know I have lessened the chances of something horrible from happening to me.
     
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