Originally Posted by Elkhartjim
No chemo or radiation...no better deal than cold steel however.
We met a gentleman today with the exact same cancer as I had but he delayed getting treatment. He is now trying experimental drugs just trying to live.
I was told I had prostate cancer in 1998. My options were surgery, cryotreatment (freezing), drugs, seed implant radiation, or watchful waiting.
I got on i'net and read up on all treatments and the pros/cons for each. The cancer had progressed to some degree but no indication of spread.
After 2 weeks of research and consultation w/ doctors, I opted for seed implants. My doc was skeptical saying he was not optimistic but he agreed to do it.
I went in the hosp at 5AM and due to a mixup had to wait since they had forgotten to get a gas passer for me. Oh well, I got into surgery at 8AM.
Out of surgery at 9AM, alert at 10AM and told I could leave when I passed urine ok.
I was home <1PM. and back to work 2 days later.
That was 14 years ago and to date, no problems.
I just gpt a PSA test and have pre scheduled dr. appointment next week. I have my fingers crossed.
I seem to be a test bed for doctors. I had a quad bypass in 2000, gall bladder in 2001, knee replace in 2010 (redone in 2011) and 9 vertebra fused in 2011. Whew!
I will celebrate my (our) 50th anniversary in 2 weeks and my 70th BD in August.