Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself

Welcome to the Prostate Cancer group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
This is a welcoming, safe place where you can meet others living with prostate cancer or caring for someone with prostate cancer. Let’s learn from each other and share stories about living well with cancer, coping with the challenges and offering tips.

I’m Colleen, and I’m the moderator of this group, and Community Director of Connect. Chances are you’ll to be greeted by fellow members and volunteer patient Mentors, when you post to this group. Learn more about Moderators and Mentors on Connect.

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Let’s start with introductions. When were you diagnosed with prostate cancer? What treatments did you have? Tips to share?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Prostate Cancer group.

Good to hear from you my friends. December, 18th will be my one year Prostate Cancer diagnose anniversary. I've adapted to hearing/saying "Can never be cured, but can be treated." My PSA Angst has shifted from a "fear/anxiety" automatic response to a more healthy "good-to-know" information is knowledge response. What's surprised me the most is how human kindness factors into my treatment plan. Family, friends, healthcare staff, even the VA have been extremely supportive and kind. Thankful for your update. Enjoy today.

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Good to hear from you my friends. December, 18th will be my one year Prostate Cancer diagnose anniversary. I've adapted to hearing/saying "Can never be cured, but can be treated." My PSA Angst has shifted from a "fear/anxiety" automatic response to a more healthy "good-to-know" information is knowledge response. What's surprised me the most is how human kindness factors into my treatment plan. Family, friends, healthcare staff, even the VA have been extremely supportive and kind. Thankful for your update. Enjoy today.

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I admire your positive attitude. It will serve you well. I have been dealing with prostate cancer for more than 20 years. The treatments I have had have been lifesaving and I have learned to live reasonably well with the effects of those treatments. But I have learned, especially lately, not to give up on a cure. My latest scan, a PSMA PET with Gallium 68 tracer, showed my recurrent cancer to be isolated in a few pelvic lymph nodes. It’s a possibility that they can be killed and I’m going for it. My PSA is 0.96. Some doctors believe that at each recurrence crossroads is an opportunity for cure. Please keep your hopes up.

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