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I'm not the only one...Prostate Health

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  1. Mar 8, 2018 at 2:30 AM
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    My friend had "seeds" implanted at age 73 and he is now 76. All went well.

    His biggest complaint was he could not have his very young grandchild on his lap because of the radiation emitted. He is cancer free now and very much back to being active. He just retired last year!

    I wish you well Camel.
     
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    Thanks. Sean is cool. No way I'd miss the house warming. I do like to go to local meet and greets. Usually the same ones showing up with a couple new guys. I've got more time to get out and play now.
     
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    I had a typo. The Zytiga is "only" $30,276. No copay...
     
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    Best of luck to you @camel ! Wish you nothing but the best in your treatment and recovery!
     
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  5. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    That is great news, Jim! Happy it is working so well for him!
     
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    It is incredible what medications cost but it isn't like we have a lot of choice when it comes to the alternative. High quality health insurance/drug insurance is a necessity anymore. Your financial well-being can be shot down without it.
     
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    Apparently not a high demand for Zytiga. Probably a good thing. I think it's ranked in the top ten most expensive cancer drugs per 1 month dose. Number 1 was something like $60K.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Wow, 60k , I don't know if I can afford that, does medicar cover it portion of that?
     
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    That $60K was for a terminal situation extending life a couple months or so I think.
     
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    60K for a few bottles of medicine. That's just insane but they hold all the cards it seems like. The legal drugs companies are worse than the illegal ones.
     
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    Wow how can people afford that?
     
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    I've read that some people from the States make a trip to Canada just to buy some of their medications there because it can cost significantly less there than if purchased here.

    I think some people can't afford the high cost so they go without.
     
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    Well..I'm about to see my radiologist in a few minutes for follow up after rad treatments. Hopefully the last time I see him. At least here at the treatment facility.
     
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    Good luck. Hope everything goes great for you this morning.
     
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    Best wishes for a great report, Matt!
     
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    Nothing to report actually. Basically asked a few things. Doc is pretty sure the long term lymph node nuking results will be positive in a good way. I see Urologist next on Thursday. Will definitely have an update from him.
     
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    Just got my monthly blood work test results>>>>>>>>>All good/normal. Last month my alkaline phosphate level spiked to "High". Most likely from radiation treatments.Doc was somewhat concerned. I see him tomorrow. He will be happy. Everything going as planned so far.......[​IMG]
     
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    Great to hear Matt!
     
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    Well, after two PSA results of 4.72 and 4.56 taken two months apart, a biopsy just confirmed that I've got it. 3-4 on the Gleason Score. Caught it early though, so I'm confident I'll beat it. Will probably opt for radiation, proton beam therapy. Traveling away from home to MD Anderson in Houston for the weekdays, then hope to be home on weekends. VA considers it a presumptive result of Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam.
     
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    Sorry to hear bud. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
     
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    Well that sucks Mike..but your Gleason #s are low which means not aggressive. Initial PSA was 12 and my Gleason is 8-9....stupid high. Very aggressive. My treatments are going quite well. I'm thinking your situation can be dealt with quite swiftly. Docs pretty much know what to do with prostate cancer. As long as they can nip it in the bud early to keep it from spreading it's easily survivable. Still sucks big time....
     
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    Yeah, thanks Matt. I'm confident, but it does kinda limit my fishin' for a while. LOL
     
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    Yeah......I know how that is.
     
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    Sorry to hear this news, Mike. Sounds like early detection gives you a good prognosis though. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful treatment/recovery. Let us know how you are doing.
     
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    I'm going to repeat this.........................If you are 40ish or older and never have had a PSA test...............................[​IMG]......
     
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    Great thread. I just found it, as here I sit waiting to go in for a colonoscopy in about 3 hours. I’m 68 and had one 3 years ago with just 3 minor polyps.
    A good friend (my dentist) got prostate cancer a few years ago at age 52. He went with the holistic approach and did nothing but juicing green vegetables for about 3 months. He went back for a checkup and it was gone. I’m not saying that works for everybody, but I sure changed my diet a lot in the last few years. Way more veggies and way less junk food.

    Congrats on getting through it!

    And yes, I get my PSA test every year.
     
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    Got back from colonoscopy - clean! No polyps. Good for 5 years. The doc said my vegetarian diet is highly responsible for the good test.
     
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    I'm due to go back in two years. I also had 3 tiny polyps removed last year. The least of my problems about now.....haha
     
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    Thanks Ron....I do appreciate it.
     
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