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Old 10-21-2018, 06:40 PM
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Prostate cancer

I was diagnosed with Gleason score 6 . Been going the active surveillance route . So much info out there. Am I stupid for not doing anything ? I am 60 and feel good. Hopefully waiting for a new medical breakthrough. Been sober and clean for 10 months, hard psychologically sometimes.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:55 PM
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Hi Scott T

First of all, congratulations on your 10 months!

I am a nurse and I cannot offer you medical advice.

I don’t know if you are in America. You can get this website cancer.org. It is also sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

The Gleason score of six is comprised of many core samples.

As a nurse, I do not treat the monitor… I treat the patient as a whole. And with this in mind, I want you to not just look at your Gleason score, but you need to look at other things too and so does your doctor.

These things include:

Your blood PSA level
Findings on your rectal exam
Findings on imaging tests
How much of each core is made up of cancer
The number of cores that contain cancer
Weather cancer was found in both sides of the prostate
And whether the cancer has spread outside the prostate

I think a very good conversation with your doctor is in order

I also think that you should learn to do Kegel exercises .

Typically those are done by women, however, physiologically the only thing holding up a man’s bladder is their prostate. If you should ever need some work done on your prostate, and to reduce the incidence of urinary incontinence, need to strengthen your muscles down there.

I hope you find this helpful, and again congratulations on your 10 months!

My hugs and prayers for your peace (talk to that Dr).
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:58 PM
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Hi ScottT

I really know nothing about prostate cancer but I think being sober and clean must give you a greater chance of beating this and keeping mind and body together, so congrats

If you're doing all your Dr tells you to do then I can't see why you'd be stupid

I think support is useful.

SR is for not only those suffering in active addiction but those who are sober and dealing with life's issues as well. There's a lot of help and support here - I really urge you to make more use of it Scott

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Hi Scott,

How are you doing today?

The psychological part of recovery can find many ways of healing, and also can be a big part of cancer recovery.

Naturopathic doctors are a part of my support/recovery plan. Body re-balancing through natural medicine; natural hormone balancing, minerals, lifestyle changes and other supprtive therapies can create big differences in the ability to heal, recover and thrive.

I'm not alcoholic. Take what you like and leave the rest.

Wishing you the best.
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I wish you a great result.

I have had plenty of friends and family encounter this issue with excellent prognoses.

Keep us posted.

And congrats on your sobriety.
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