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6 days ago · 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?

6 days ago · 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.

Wed, Nov 13 11:02am · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@semeon Thanks for your response but the treatment you received, FLA, isn't currently covered by Medicare and I can't afford to go outside of Medicare.
@dandl48 Dave

Wed, Nov 13 10:13am · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

@waynen Thanks for the response! As I said in a previous post, my MRI Guided (Fusion) Biopsy is scheduled for 11/20 and I hope to have a clearer idea to what is available to me on 12/4. A question for you; will you be returning to Phoenix for follow-ups after the Proton Beam radiation or will you be using your Urologist in the Salem area? My first choice would be to go the Mayo Rochester since I'm familiar with them due to my experience with them with my Barrett's Esophagus, but if the procedure/operation requires multiple followups in Rochester that wouldn't work due to the cost.
Thanks again, dandl48 Dave

Mon, Nov 11 9:34pm · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Hi, my name is Dave and I'm new to this group but have been on the Barrett's Esophagus page for a few years. I live in an area of Oregon that only has 1 Urologist in 70+ square miles and he should have retired years ago. I'm might be jumping the gun here since I've yet to get a Gleason score since my previous MD who did the biopsy took only 8 cores, none came back positive but all showed HGPIN. Following the Mayo MD's recommendations to my questions on the video chat recently and since my PSA # is 17 and my Free PSA # is 6 I got a contrast MRI which showed a Lesion of 2.2 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm. In the Radiological report, it states the PI-RADS v2 Assessment Category: 5 Very high (clinically significant cancer is highly likely to be present). My new Urologist (70 miles away) has since scheduled me for a Fusion (MRI Guided) biopsy for next Wednesday. The new practice has a # of Urologists but they primarily operate and if I choose an operation I would rather go to large Medical Center; but my question for the group is what happens if I do travel and complications happen after the operation would I have to return to the operating hospital which would be at least a 7 hr trip? Who has traveled to get an operation many miles and what did you do for followup? Because of this I'm leaning toward one of the radiation cures since from what I can tell there are much fewer after treatment complications. Thoughts anyone. Thanks in advance, one stressed out Dave

Mon, Oct 7 11:02am · Mayo doctor has never called me in Chronic Pain

@fourof5zs Zaroga, you took my post right off my keyboard. 🙂 Was going to say the exact thing.

Thu, Oct 3 2:10pm · Video Q&A about Prostate Cancer in Prostate Cancer

I didn't understand the use of a Genetic Score. Could you explain further or refer me to a web page? Once again thanks for your detailed explanations.
Dave dandl48

Thu, Oct 3 1:46pm · Video Q&A about Prostate Cancer in Prostate Cancer

Thank you so much for your detailed explanation.
Dave, dandl48