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1 day ago · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@bamagirlinaz I'mm pretty sure Mayo-Phoenix has some free lodging for cancer treatment patients. I would check with them for available. Best of luck.

Dec 28, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@ waynen Thanks for the detailed post. I will look into Sinclair's site & Book, sounds interesting. Good luck to you!

Dec 13, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Well, made the appointment and surprise, non of the 16 biopsy's came back as cancer. With all the signs pointing to cancer I'm happy but in the back of my mind I'm fearing that the MD missed sampling the lesion. All 16 showed HGPIN and now the waiting game starts all over with another MRI in May and the Fusion Guided Biopsy scheduled for early June.

Dec 12, 2019 · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

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Dec 2, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Well, Wednesday is the day I get the Fusion Guided Biopsy results and hopefully getting a definitive answer and what to do next. My PSA is at 15.6, Free PSA is at 6 and my PI-RADS v2 Assessment is 5. The MRI I had on 11/4 shows a lesion measuring 2.2 x 1.1 x 1.5 CM. All of this points to cancer. These last 2 weeks of waiting since the Biopsy has been HELL.

Assuming the worst I would love to be able to do the Proton treatment but the 6 to 8 weeks of treatment rules that out. Cyberknife sounds interesting since it is 2 to 5 days of treatment but I'm worried that the lesion is too large. Also the nearest hospital that does CyberKnife is San Francisco. I have to travel 3 hrs to get to a Urologist that I'm comfortable with for diagnosis but I'm 6+ hrs away from either Portland and San Francisco where I could find a MD to remove the cancer. Another option would be the LA area USC or UCLA since we have family there and my wife could stay with them if I need to get the Robotic Radical Prostatectomy do. My fear is with these distances what the heck do I do with followups; would I have to go the 6+ hrs or could the MD located 3 hrs away be able to do it?

Enough of my ranting,
@dandl48 Dave

Nov 13, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@waynen Did you contact Mayo directly or did you have your MD in OR do it?

Nov 13, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@waynen Thanks so much for your encouragement! Now if I can only last 3 weeks until I get the results; the waiting is the worst.