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GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE SuperDork
9/21/22 10:10 a.m.

Also even if you DID have cancer, it's one of the "easiest" cancers to have- frequently driven off of body hormones (aldosterone) which requires T-blockers like flumazenil, if your urologist thinks medications are the first focus. Surrvival rate is above 90% I think; my uncle had it and required a TURP, and he put it off for over 5 years because he was worried about losing ability to orgasm.

NOT A TA: thank you so much for sharing all that; I'm sorry you can't get the TURP, it's crap like this that traps people in cycles of constant saving for medical supplies. The American medical system is a joke.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/27/22 1:17 p.m.

I get to leave here in a few minutes to see the urologist. I'm all excited about that. No. 

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/27/22 1:19 p.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

Good luck!!!

Erich
Erich UberDork
9/27/22 2:32 p.m.

Best of luck, hope all goes well for ya.

 

Your PSA is on the low side, and so I'd guess next steps through the urologist are a finger in the rear, maybe an MRI and/or a biopsy. If you do get a biopsy, and it turns out positive, I work in cancer care and see a lot of prostate cancer patients. While it's a disease that needs treatment eventually, we often just monitor for a while (years) if your risk factors are low. PM me if you need any more info.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/28/22 9:33 a.m.

couple of scans. No Jack Elam exams. They want me to retake the PSA panel in 2 weeks. Doesn't think theres a problem but verifying the results

 

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
9/28/22 9:51 a.m.

*Hint of optimism*

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/20/23 4:43 p.m.

so bringing this back for a moment. PSA came back to previous yearly low number. Doc is happy with that and so am I. Got a lot of good news from him today.... which probably means bad news coming? Or did the collarbone cover that for a year?

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