Active Surveillance

Posted by Wayne Crosby @sanway, Jul 12, 2021

Some casual reading. Best wishes to everyone.
https://scienceblog.com/523988/monitoring-proves-better-than-active-treatment-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer/

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@sanway, if active surveillance were an option in your situation, would you have felt comfortable with that choice?

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I did and feel it was a terrible mistake. Cancer became aggressive while the doctor at Johns Hopkins was monitoring. So now after prostectomy I am on my second round of radiation.

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@russb

I did and feel it was a terrible mistake. Cancer became aggressive while the doctor at Johns Hopkins was monitoring. So now after prostectomy I am on my second round of radiation.

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I thought u could only do one round of radiation after rp. Could u pls elaborate on second round

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You cannot radiate the same area. My recurrence was a lymph node just outside previous radiated area.

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So I had Prostate bed and pelvic area radiated. So now could only radiate some other area?

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Only if it is outside the area that was radiated

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First BPH diagnosis in 1976. Concerning comments by doctor at annual workplace physical exams. Fast forward to 2000. BPH + PSA led to multiple to Active Surveillance (Watchful Waiting) for 20 years. Covid happens, my doctor’s office, hospital and lab become restricted, only taking emergencies for 9 months. My prostate cancer symptoms occurred all at once. I end up in the emergency room. CT Scan indicates prostate problems. Biopsy, December 15, 2020, indicates stage 4 prostate cancer. Started treatment right away. I am now on monthly PSA’s and Active Surveillance for eternity.

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@proftom2

First BPH diagnosis in 1976. Concerning comments by doctor at annual workplace physical exams. Fast forward to 2000. BPH + PSA led to multiple to Active Surveillance (Watchful Waiting) for 20 years. Covid happens, my doctor’s office, hospital and lab become restricted, only taking emergencies for 9 months. My prostate cancer symptoms occurred all at once. I end up in the emergency room. CT Scan indicates prostate problems. Biopsy, December 15, 2020, indicates stage 4 prostate cancer. Started treatment right away. I am now on monthly PSA’s and Active Surveillance for eternity.

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I don't know how old you are. But has anyone mentioned Lupron to you?

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