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Prostate cancer.


I have just been diagnosed with Intermediate PC. It is contained in the "P" (had all the checks)

Do I choose Radiation or Surgery? Surgery is to remove the Prostate completely.

Your comments and advise would be greatly appreciated.

Regards.

Hetho.

 



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Looking at your Bio, you are only 68, the surgery is I believe the better long term option - that's the way I would recommend not having any other details to base a totally layman's view on it.

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Unfortunately Hetho, only you can decide after talking it through with the doctor/surgeon/cancer nurse

I was 67 (4 1/2 years ago, and I had not been to a doctor for a number of years) went for a pit stop check, after the doctor collared me, as I was having my annual flu shot

They said high PSA of nine point something
Had something like an ultrasound and it showed cancer near the edge of the prostate

The way I read the literature, and listening to the doctor/surgeon/cancer nurse, the worst scenarios were, (so I could be wrong, as below is my own interpretation)

  • Surgery, a small percentage of people dribble a bit
  • Radiation a small percentage of people lose control of their bowel

They would have gave you a booklet, explaining how to exercise the pelvic floor muscle
It is important to do the exercise, because it is the prostate which controls the dribbling


For me, keyhole surgery was the one I picked, as with no prostate there is very little PSA count, (I am now 0.01%)
With radiation, there could still be a PSA count, and I would always be wondering, if the radiation had got all the cancer

Good luck and all the best for the future, as it is not the end of the world
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I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer back in June last year and while it was contained to the prostate biopsies came back as 10 of the 12 positive and with a Gleeson score of 8 out of 10. Urologist highly recommended radiation and HDT injections, so thats what I went for...9 weeks Ray probably 3 years or so with monthly injections. Now almost 12 months on I'm powering PSA .002

Go the Radiation far less intrusive and hardly any chance of incontinence.

Good luck and dont stress, it is a breeze if you stay positive.

 



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G'Day Heatho,

I had a Gleeson score of 6, opted for radiation (9weeks) and Hormone therapy. All good now. No leaks or other side effects.

I went that way because the location of my cancer gave a possible good radiation outcome and of all the "possible" side effects of surgery.

All the best.

Chris.



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Thank you all for your replies, and your comments were greatly appreciated.

I'm booked in for surgery on 10 June. Hopefully that is the right decision.

Regards.

Hetho.



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All the best with your surgery. Take care.

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Gday Hetho. I had a full Radical Prostatectomy 2.5 yrs ago.
Get as much information as you can. MAIN thing is to get started on pelvic exercisers and KEEP it up
helps with badder control.
You can PM me if you like more info.
Best wishers.


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My husband was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer about 5 years ago. He opted for surgery. The Cancer was contained within the prostate, so he didnt need anything after. He has never looked back. It was the best think he did. His PSA was 7 now its 0.0

It has left him impotent, but believe me it doesnt make a bit of difference to us. Life has just got better, knowing he is still here with me. It took a while to heal, so be patient.

Good luck with your surgery, I hope life is as enjoyable for you after.

Regards
Grams

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