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  •    Issues with erection post radical Prostate surgery Apr 20, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    Filotimo62 says:

    Hi All,My partner wanted me to ask this as he is becoming a bit despondent. He had a radical prostatectomy 6 weeks ago. He had almost no issues with urinary incontinence straight after the catheter was removed. BUT now he is worried about erections. How long does this take to come back, if ever He is 56 and super fit. Goes to the gym 5-6 times a week and was back in the gym 3 weeks after surgery....

  •    Blood Loss during Radical Prostatectomy [RP] & outcomes. Mar 14, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    pjoshea13 says:

    New German-Canadian study [1].Of interest to me because of my RP experiense.I donated the maximum 2 units of blood prior to surgery. My surgeon said that he would probably not need them. There was usually very little blood. This was not the case in the early days, when the surgeon was typically dealing with a sea of blood. But surgeons now know where the blood vessels are.Except mine were...

  •    My experience with prostate cancer Mar 11, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    TerryUK says:

    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago. I went to my GP in January 2018 to report a problem with frequent urination. He did a DRE and recommended my having a PSA test. The result was a count of 7.8, high enough to warrant a biopsy.I was offered the biopsy, but I refused, arguing that the MRI would be less invasive and less risky. The hospital accepted this and I was booked into the system...

  •    How I got to "undetectable" PSA Mar 11, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    Istomin says:

    Hello, Everyone. Ive benefited greatly from reading the posts on this site and since Ive now reached a (temporary?) resolution--œundetectable PSA after various treatments--I thought Id summarize my story. All of my treatments were at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, which is part of the Yale-New Haven Hospital system in Connecticut. Im 71.7/1/17 PSA 9.19/11/17 Biopsy found Adenocarcinoma (total...

  •    Conquering ED Mar 03, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    baw1955 says:

    I posted this on one of the other sites (Prostate Cancer and Gay Men), and looking for more exposure -- so posting here too._________________________________________________________________________________I'd like to revive this conversation thread for those of us who have joined "the club" (and Health Unlocked) in the last few months. ED is my last horizon to conquer. So blessed...

  •    One Year Update...Thankful! Feb 01, 2019    cancer.org

    graycloud says:

    My husbands surgery was 1/31/18.  Fast forward to a year later, and he is doing fantastic!  Cancer Free.  Best physical shape of his life.  Full recovery with very minimal side affects that I feel really arent side affects!   Its amazing to look back at the journey weve been on.  I am hopeful this story will help anyone new to this board to see that positive outcomes are...

  •    Comparing Male Slings for Incontinence Jan 22, 2019    cancer.org

    wxmanduffy says:

    I am a mid-sixties male that underwent a prostatectomy approximately ten years ago. I remain cancer free but have required 1-2 pads per day for the urinary incontinence that resulted from this surgery. I did not require radiation or chemotherapy due to early detection. This made me the perfect candidate for male sling surgery. I was implanted with a Coloplast Virtue Male Sling approximately 3 1/2...

  •    Gleason grade 8 (4x4) Next move in progress Jan 11, 2019    healthunlocked.com

    ThreeWs says:

    Hi Guys, first post in this forum,I am a Viet Nam agent orange exposed vet newly diagnosed with high risk but hopefully still encapsulated prostate tumor. I am declining radiation in favor of da Vinci radical prostatectomy (RP) for a number of complex reasons unique to my health issues and age. My immediate need is to find the best surgeon within the North East or Central US preferred. I want an...

  •    Incontinence briefs Dec 09, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    Brent_Wilson says:

    Im interested in finding the best incontinence briefs. Im having robotic prostatectomy on January 11. Any suggestions?

  •    Introduction from PC newbie Nov 27, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    Jeff85705 says:

    Hello all. I noticed HealthUnlocked is headquartered in the UK but I hope a Yank is welcome. Just got my MRI fusion biopsy results last week: positive cancer in one core, Gleason 6. I believe that makes me low grade T1c. Last PSA was a little over 6. Sorry if I get the lingo wrong. My wife and I meet with Doc in a couple days to discuss treatment options. They gave me Dr. Patrick Walsh's book...

  •    Busy 5 days Oct 01, 2018    cancer.org

    Damp says:

    It been a busy five days visiting a number of health care professionals.  Last Thur. I had a tube placed in my left ear to open up a eustachian tube.  Last Fri. I had my 18 month prostatectomy check which was great for the most part.  My psa. was undetectable.  However, because of my history of poor bladder control my incontinence will proabably not get much better.  Ive been...

  •    Incontinence Frustration Sep 24, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    mcg2 says:

    I'd like feedback from the group on incontinence and how they are dealing with it. It seems like I'm going through pads way too quickly and just moving causes leaks. I'm doing my Kegel exercises but I'm wondering does it get better, does it just take time? I'm only one week out from my surgery (Friday a week ago) so am I just expecting too much too soon? I had a robotic...

  •    Switched to Advanced Group. Post-RP. G9. Stage 3Tb. Sep 20, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    longrungo2 says:

    Hello PCa Colleagues, After joining the HealthUnlocked PC Network a few months ago, I was invited to join the Advanced PC group. My initial moniker was "longrungo" and for the Advanced PC group, I'm longrungo2. My initial introduction is pasted in (and somewhat updated) below and I'll update with further concerns in an additional post. Thank you for the opportunity to share and...

  •    concerned about life post surgery Sep 02, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    dhl550906 says:

    Hello everyone, A search led me here and I knew i wasn't alone just needed to find others. So I'll say thanks from the start. I've been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and I am comfortable with course of treatment that my doctor and I have decided to take. In two weeks i will have the radical prostatectomy.I am more concerned about the quality of life post surgery. I am not...

  •    Erectile Dysfunction Aug 30, 2018    healingwell.com

    mickcee says:

    Hi, My biggest fear when I was first diagnosed wasnt death or Mets, I am not frightened of dying so much as I am a slow painful death but if need be euthanasia is always an option should that scenario arrive. My biggest fear was loss of sexual function (that nay not be your most pressing concern but it was mine).Unfortunately my fears have been realised in that 6 years post prostatectomy Nothing...

  •    New QOL study on AS, Surgery, EBRT and Seeds Jul 15, 2018    healingwell.com

    WeightLoss says:

    From the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry on 1,141 men. The conclusions were in-line with the 2016 ProtecT trial but I found the detail better presented.For example:For men who reported normal baseline sexual function, 57.1% reported poor function at 24months after prostatectomy, 27.2% after external beam radiotherapy, 34.2% after brachytherapy, and 25.2% after active surveillance.For men...

  •    Newbie introduction. Prostatectomy & diet and... Jun 01, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    longrungo says:

    Hello fellow PCa colleagues, this is my first post...I just downloaded the app, so I feel like I'm in more direct contact. I just turned 70. I had Gleason 9 scores (4+5) in three cores and an MRI confirmed extra-capsular invasion. I opted for a robotic-assisted prostatectomy at a world-class US hospital. According to the surgeon, pathology done during the procedure revealed invasion of one...

  •    Is it just me? May 14, 2018    cancer.org

    jeffman says:

    Going on 8 months since robotic prostatectomy and all is as expected. It hasnt been a picnic and there are still incontinence issues but PSA is still less than .01. The incontinece is improving. Faster at first,but then I never even see the improvement except in retrospect. Three to six weeks will go by and I realize that Im using less pads and sleeping better than I was a month ago. Not really...

  •    incontinece May 04, 2018    healingwell.com

    kabog121 says:

    hello everybody, Im just new on this forum. Im 4 months post op from open prostatectomy but I havent seen any much improvement from the time of surgery. my incontinence is same from the first day when my catheter was removed. Dont have any complications from the surgery. Everything went well. I have using 3 pads everyday. Im USING 3 PADS a day since my first day when my catheter was removed. Im...

  •    Post prostatectomy ups and downs Apr 25, 2018    healingwell.com

    dmv1990 says:

    I had prostatectomy in January 2018. Things have gone like the surgeon said they would, the usual incontinence and erectile dysfunction. I was prescribed Viagra when I got my catheter out-started taking one a day and 4-5 when sexual activity anticipated. I started getting a heavy feeling in my penis at 4am soon after this and I was able to get a fair erection and orgasm-- ejaculation of urine. I...

  •    You are not alone Apr 13, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    asmith0612 says:

    At age 45 I was diagnosed with prostate. After biopsies the prostate showed cancer on both sides of prostate but still contained. So my Doctor and I settled on a radical (1999) prostatectomy, with NERVE SPARING, ha! After successful surgery, I did 6 weeks of intense radiation treatment. A year later the incontinence was driving me crazy. So we added an artificial urinary sphincter (2000). SUCCESS,...

  •    Side effects of modern PCa treatments compared Apr 09, 2018    cancer.org

    hopeful and opt... says:

        http://urologytimes.modernmedicine.com/urology-times/news/side-effects-modern-pca-treatments-compared?utm_source=PFOC+April+2018+Programs+bulletin&utm_campaign=April+2018+bulletin+&utm_medium=email   Side effects of modern PCa treatments compared Newer, older treatments show little difference in functional outcomes August 01, 2017 By      BostonDespite...

  •    Straining & pushing to void Mar 07, 2018    cancer.org

    Damp says:

    For some time in order to pee, there are times I have to push and strain.  I can go hours before any sensation of needing to pee occurs. Is this serious?  It has been about 10 months since my prostatectomy/diverticulotomy.  I told my urologist about these conditons, and he has schedulted me for another urodynamic study and possible cystocopy a couple of months before my one year...

  •    ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Zytiga & radiation in highish-risk... Feb 08, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    pjoshea13 says:

    "Eligibility included 2+ intermediate or 1 high NCCN risk factors and no metastatic disease. Men received 6 months of ADT concurrently with 1000mg AA/5mg P {abiraterone acetate plus prednisone} daily and 78 Gy RT to prostate/SV. Primary endpoint was PSA , 0.1 ng/ml at 1 year.""In men with high risk intermediate or limited high risk PC, utilizing short-term ADT/AAP with definitive RT...

  •    BTL EMsella chair for incontinence Feb 04, 2018    healingwell.com

    PeterDisAbelard. says:

    I have had 1-2 pad per day incontinence for 6 years since my robotic prostatectomy. My Urologist recommended the EMsella chair. I have received 4 of 6 treatments but have noticed little difference. Anyone have any experience with this form of treatment. pmikey

  •    Treated Twice Feb 02, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    MarkDavid says:

    My prostatectomy was in August 2011. At first PSA was undetectable but I did have positive margins at that time. Later I had radiation starting February 2017 when PSA started to rise. Doing fine now. Still bothered by ED and stress incontinence. Radiation caused unbelievable fatigue for months, but thats over with!

  •    With so much to think about! Jan 21, 2018    healthunlocked.com

    andrewc775 says:

    Hello all, Cedric here. February 14, 2017, I had the robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. I have another followup appointment to see my surgeon/urologist in February where I hope to get some answers about the following. However, I would like for someone here to give it to me better because of their personal experience.¢Its almost a full year of recovery and Im still battling incontinence....

  •    radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy Jan 09, 2018    macmillan.org.uk

    JayPee says:

    Hi, i am 45 and with a gleason 6 grade (2 cores from 15 with under 10% cancer in each) so am early stage. My Urologist has suggested active surveillance with a view for surgery if/when things start to progress. I am keen to gain some more info from people that have experienced surgery radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. What is better is they both achieve the same...

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