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I haven’t read this entire thread so excuse me if this has been said.

I too have/had prostrate cancer and the doc I went to gave me the same options PLUS cryo surgery.

With cryo, they just go in and freeze parts of the prostrate where the cancer cells are and not have to go through chemo, radiation or even complete removal. I had my 1st biopsy and they did 15 total and 13 of them came up hot.

6 months after cryo surgery until today( almost 5 years ago) and my PSA has only risen 1 point. I was concerned and my doc said the prostate is still a living organ. On my second biopsy they did 8 and none were hot.

Just a heads up for you guys who think you’re too modest about having your PSA taken and especially getting you’re prostrate tested with “the finger” GET OVER YOUR MODESTY! It could save you some headache down the road.
 

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It's going to be a while until I can go shooting at my range again,,,
I'm going in for a prostectomy on Monday morning.

During my 6-month medical check-up my Doctor saw that my PSA numbers were a bit high,,,
So he scheduled an appointment with a urologist at my medical center.

A physical exam didn't reveal any lumps but did show an enlarged prostate gland,,,
He then scheduled an MRI for me and those results were also negative,,,
But then my PSA number rose a bit he scheduled me for a biopsy.

That biopsy did show cancerous cells in my prostate,,,
So he scheduled me for a PET scan.

They injected me with some radioactive goop and did the scan,,,
The purpose of the PET scan is to determine if the cancer has spread.

Fortunately for me it had not,,,
But I didn't receive Spider Man superpowers either.

Anyways, after discussing the three options of Surgery, Radiation, or Chemotherapy,,,
I made the decision to go the surgical route to remove it completely.

If I were to do radiation first then surgery later on is not an option,,,
By doing surgery first, radiation and chemo are still options.

I decided that the route I'm most comfortable with is the surgery,,,
My operation is scheduled for 7:00 AM, Monday the 9th,,,
Just 26 days after receiving the positive diagnosis.

Gentlemen, it's entirely possible that by tomorrow afternoon,,,
I could be completely cancer free,,,
Just without a prostate.

Beam me some good Karma my friends,,,
I'm apprehensive but hopeful this will all work out well.

Total recuperation is anywhere from 4-6 weeks,,,
Yes, there will be some side effects,,,
But I can live with those.

The operative word is,,,
Live with.

Aarond

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I hope you live long and prosper, and shoot enough in the future that your empty brass weighs one metric ton.

Prayers for your doctors & nurses as well.
 

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It's going to be a while until I can go shooting at my range again,,,
I'm going in for a prostectomy on Monday morning.

During my 6-month medical check-up my Doctor saw that my PSA numbers were a bit high,,,
So he scheduled an appointment with a urologist at my medical center.

A physical exam didn't reveal any lumps but did show an enlarged prostate gland,,,
He then scheduled an MRI for me and those results were also negative,,,
But then my PSA number rose a bit he scheduled me for a biopsy.

That biopsy did show cancerous cells in my prostate,,,
So he scheduled me for a PET scan.

They injected me with some radioactive goop and did the scan,,,
The purpose of the PET scan is to determine if the cancer has spread.

Fortunately for me it had not,,,
But I didn't receive Spider Man superpowers either.

Anyways, after discussing the three options of Surgery, Radiation, or Chemotherapy,,,
I made the decision to go the surgical route to remove it completely.

If I were to do radiation first then surgery later on is not an option,,,
By doing surgery first, radiation and chemo are still options.

I decided that the route I'm most comfortable with is the surgery,,,
My operation is scheduled for 7:00 AM, Monday the 9th,,,
Just 26 days after receiving the positive diagnosis.

Gentlemen, it's entirely possible that by tomorrow afternoon,,,
I could be completely cancer free,,,
Just without a prostate.

Beam me some good Karma my friends,,,
I'm apprehensive but hopeful this will all work out well.

Total recuperation is anywhere from 4-6 weeks,,,
Yes, there will be some side effects,,,
But I can live with those.

The operative word is,,,
Live with.

Aarond

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My dad has had it, his dad had it, I will have it. They both have done fine. My dad is 20 years on from his surgery. His dad died from heart issues at 82.

Good reminder for everyone to get checked. Especially in the 55-75 year old range. I get checked younger due to family history.
 

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It's going to be a while until I can go shooting at my range again,,,
I'm going in for a prostectomy on Monday morning.

During my 6-month medical check-up my Doctor saw that my PSA numbers were a bit high,,,
So he scheduled an appointment with a urologist at my medical center.

A physical exam didn't reveal any lumps but did show an enlarged prostate gland,,,
He then scheduled an MRI for me and those results were also negative,,,
But then my PSA number rose a bit he scheduled me for a biopsy.

That biopsy did show cancerous cells in my prostate,,,
So he scheduled me for a PET scan.

They injected me with some radioactive goop and did the scan,,,
The purpose of the PET scan is to determine if the cancer has spread.

Fortunately for me it had not,,,
But I didn't receive Spider Man superpowers either.

Anyways, after discussing the three options of Surgery, Radiation, or Chemotherapy,,,
I made the decision to go the surgical route to remove it completely.

If I were to do radiation first then surgery later on is not an option,,,
By doing surgery first, radiation and chemo are still options.

I decided that the route I'm most comfortable with is the surgery,,,
My operation is scheduled for 7:00 AM, Monday the 9th,,,
Just 26 days after receiving the positive diagnosis.

Gentlemen, it's entirely possible that by tomorrow afternoon,,,
I could be completely cancer free,,,
Just without a prostate.

Beam me some good Karma my friends,,,
I'm apprehensive but hopeful this will all work out well.

Total recuperation is anywhere from 4-6 weeks,,,
Yes, there will be some side effects,,,
But I can live with those.

The operative word is,,,
Live with.

Aarond

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Sounds like my case exactly. Took it out via robot at OU Medical 8 years ago. Still cancer free. Not without some side effects to the surgery but manageable.
 

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