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    Snuffy may Jesus touch that and bring healing for his glory.
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    I truly wish you the best and hopefully, you will beat this. Amazing things happen so keep the faith and hope alive. You are right about men getting the tests. I'm always afyer everyone I know. They had missed the digital test on me for too long. My PSA was never high though. Well, it turned out I was in stage 4 cancer before they detected it. I was lucky and it was contained and I got the robotic surgery and have won the battle. GET TESTED GUYS.......DO NOT STALL ABOUT IT< JUST GO AND GET TESTED OFTEN. Again......the very very best of luck to you.

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    As said my psa count was always low but the byopsy showed a high level of cancer. Went the davinchy robot back in 2004 other than sexual side effects I'm alive and 70 now. I guess one of the worse phone calls a person can get is to have a nurse tell you that you've got cancer and you need to see the doctor asap. My heart goes out to all that get this disease in any way shape or form.

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    My first trip to my oncologist today gave me a lot more info. A positive name for the type of bone cancer, metastatic derived from prostate cancer. The treatment regimen will be beamed radiation to shrink the tumors, and 2 types of oral chemotherapy. I began both today, the radiation will be 5 sessions, then done. The chemo will be as long as I can tolerate it. Doc says half tolerate it pretty well, the other half don't, their survival rate is lower. Anybody see a reason to shut your mouth, just take it?

    No predictions,,,--- yet. Too soon, maybe in 3-4 months. Time to get serious on a bucket list. For sure one more deer hunt with my son, or as many as I can do yet. Turkeys in the spring, maybe some fishing.
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    Hope you beat this thing. Never know what the future holds.
    Doctors know a lot, but they have been wrong many times.
    Did you notice any symptoms?????
    Friend of mine just finished the spot chemo for prostate.
    His seems to have worked. Clean bill of health.
    Keep thinking positive. The mind can do almost anything with positive thinking.
    Plus you have all of us hoping for your good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abunaitoo View Post
    Hope you beat this thing. Never know what the future holds.
    Doctors know a lot, but they have been wrong many times.
    Did you notice any symptoms?????
    Friend of mine just finished the spot chemo for prostate.
    His seems to have worked. Clean bill of health.
    Keep thinking positive. The mind can do almost anything with positive thinking.
    Plus you have all of us hoping for your good health.
    What got me to the ortho doc was a burning pain in my left butt cheek. And increased pain in the usual spot on mt lower back where there's a collapsed disc and bulgy disc material pressing on nerves. My chiropractor initially thought it was sciatica, so we were also looking for one of the 4 roots of that nerve to be compressed.

    When the MRI came back showing the bone cancer, I was referred to my oncologist and that's where I am into the treatment plan now. Today was day 2 of 5 radiation treatments, so I'm on my way. The chemo started yesterday as well, so far no reaction. Actually I feel real good, Dr. Bayer Gave me some OXY for pain, so even this early pain management is of top importance.

    Just in case the underlying message has been lost,(some saw why I posted this), AGAIN GET CHECKED! I did everything right, caught it early back in 2010, but it still is with me.

    Yeah it's humiliating to "get the finger, but it could save your life. Digital screening could lead to # 2 on the hit parade a PSA test, in fact do both. If the PSA is above 4.0, #3 will be a biopsy test. If cancer cells are found then it's time for a decision. A long talk about options with a urologist to make a plan.
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    Snuffy I am sorry you are facing this. Prayers offered.
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    Sorry to hear that, Snuff Man - dang it, chit happens!
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