Prostate Cancer Support Group

Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Cancer occurs when cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may spread (metastasize) from the prostate to other parts of the body, especially the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, erectile dysfunction and other symptoms.

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  • deleted_user

    Surgery or Radiation???

    I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer with a Gleason Index of 7. My bone scan as well as my ct-scan were normal. Now the doctors are telling me I have to decide whether I want surgery or radiation. I am 57 years old so the possibility of getting cancer from radiation treatments 20 years down the line is a concern. Any info which would help me with my decision would be appreciated. ...
  • ScaredMama

    New here with questions...

    Hello everyone. My husband who just turned 42 had the PSA blood test. Yesterday the doctor called him with the results. She said it was high, she said it was 4.5 and that he needs to see a urologist. I'm nervous. How high is this? Is this normal? Should I be worried? What can he expect at his urologist appointment? Thanks in advanced.
  • My father is diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.I am sending here with bone scan report.Now he is in good without any treatments. He takes only Calutide 50 mg for a month period. What are possible ways to protect my father naturally or medically. I am waiting for your immediate response.
  • Since my recent post made it through, I'll repost the "missing" post., . "LOST IN CYBERSPACE LOL!Hello everyone,My name is Jim Evridge. If you click on my name or picture to the left, it will take you to where I am today. I was Dx'd with BPH approximately 20 years ago. My PCP at the tine saw something on a CT Scan of my Pelvic area, for something else, and told me to go see a Urologist...
  • deleted_user

    when should my husnabd get tested

    Hi yamy husband grandfather recently got diagnosed. My husband is now worried if he needs to be tested? is it hereditary and if so when should he go to his GP to keep an eye on it?many thanks
  • I was recently diagnosed with a Gleason 8 (aggressive) cancer involving one side of prostate. I had 'roto rooter' (TURP) surgery for BPH (enlarged prostate) 11 years ago. 1st urologistsays that surgery is out because of the prior prostate surgery. He recommends radiation treatment. Anyone have prostate removal surgery after previous TURP surgery? I am going fora 2nd opinion in a week or so. Wish...
  • Has anyone tried non-medical solutions with any success? Diet, herbs, etc.?I'm not abandoning doctor's care, just seeking ways to enhance chances of success fighting this thing.I need to go on the offensive, as things seem to have sped up in the last six months.
  • My husband had a PSA in December that revealed his was 13.4 -- a definite red flag. Hoping it was just a false alarm and a symptom of BPH, he then had a biopsy. I should known better . . .Biopsy results, January 30: 14 samples, 7 each side, all positive. Approximately 70% cancerous tissue, Gleason 9. We met with the urologist who consulted with several other doctors, including seasoned...
  • JNO4still

    Lupron and prostate cancer

    Was wondering if anyone has someone that has been through prostate cancer treatment involving Lupron shots and radiation therapy, along with, casodex daily. If so, can you share some of the side effects, how long did you have to do these shots. My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer and it is in his bones , moved to his skull and the lining of his brain. Thank you.
  • My prostate was removed surgically 12 years ago. After the first year of recovering and experimenting, my wife and I enjoy vaginal penitration sex and oral sex about twice a week. Yes, my penis is solid most of the times and yes I depend on Viagra, Cialis or Lipitol most of the times. The only thing I can't do is ejaculate semen. We researched the numerous prostate methods, including seed...
  • Impermanence


    I have been research the genetics of addiction. There is no one gene that causes alcoholism. However there are 90 genes that are associated with addiction. None can cause alcoholism alone. Its the interaction of dozens of genes that is responsible. Different combinations give different results. Some alcoholics are binge drinkers. Others cannot go a day without alcohol. Some alcoholics are...
  • Hello All, I'm Robert (and usually hang out in the AFIB forum, that's another story) and have just recently (1 week ago) been diagnosed with PC.Here's the short story: 58, AFIB cured, went in to my PCP in mid-Jan with sinus rot. He noted from my physical in DEC 13 that my PSA was 3.99. Since we didn't have a baseline before then, he took a blood sample.PSA came back as 5.0 Another blood test...
  • deleted_user

    prostate driving me crazy

    I take diptrpan once daily and it isnt working. I have to pee every hour day and night. I am afraid to even drink anything. Im 59 is this what I have to look forward to the rest of my life? It is not helping my anxiety or depression. Someone please answer me.
  • brittany8

    Ex Husband has been diagnosed

    Hello AllI am new to this group. My ex husband has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We have seemed too remain somewhat friendly throughout a bitter breakup. I am devestated about the news, and really looking for somme support from people, who can help me through this. I plan on being there for him as much as he needs. I am terrified.... as so is he. We have 5 children. Our youngest is 17.......
  • deleted_user


    Hi all,I having prostate surgery 1/4/14. complete removal. My last PSA was 8.1, my Gleason is 7, my biophys from 10 samples 1 was positive. I'm 53 yrs old and very active with everything, including sex. I'm very worried about ED and would like to hear some experiences, advice and thoughts about wether thsi is ED is permanent. Thanks