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Title: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on March 11, 2018, 03:05:43 AM
Not sure how it was discovered, but he avoids Dr's, since there's nothing wrong with him that he can see.   >:( :(

He's getting stomach injections once a month, and up to 39 chemo treatments starting in May.

He's doing o.k., more or less, as he was skiing (!!) the other day.

He looks o.k.

I have 4 brothers alltogether, so we have to be careful/get tested.


Peter
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: paulm on March 20, 2018, 09:53:41 PM
Hello Peter. I hope that your brother responds well to treatments. Take Care. paul m
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on April 03, 2018, 12:48:51 AM
Thanks, Paul.....I'll keep you posted.  Peter

I'm part of a study at Sunnybrook (I volunteered) to see if a PSA blood test or MRI is better at catching prostate cancer.  I'm in the PSA group - I had no choice.
I wish I was in the MRI group - their handout says MRI's are much better at catching prostate cancer.   ::)
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Dragonfly on April 12, 2018, 10:48:27 AM
I am so sorry about your brother, Peter. That is great that you are in a study group.

Dragonfly
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on June 10, 2018, 03:59:03 PM
Thanks, Dragonfly....

I'm in the blood test group (PSA).
There's also the MRI group.

You don't have a choice of what group you're in, but the sheet they give you says MRI is much better at catching prostate cancer.

Peter

I wish I was in the MRI group!
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on June 10, 2018, 04:03:07 PM
My brother also has Alzheimers (not noticeable to me or others) - that's also recent.......I think his older son decides about his treatments....I'll investigate.

Peter
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: paulm on June 11, 2018, 10:15:35 PM
Hello Peter. I wish your brother all the best. Take Care. paul m
 
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Dragonfly on June 14, 2018, 07:15:22 PM
So sorry to hear that about your brother.

Dragonfly
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on June 14, 2018, 09:43:17 PM
Thanks, guys!

Peter
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: momfellinglost on June 22, 2018, 09:34:12 AM
      Sorry to hear about your brother and I hope he is doing ok. Make sure you tell your doctor about it as well, they often pay more attention when there is a family member who has gotten a certain kind of cancer. Hugs to you and your family.
Title: Re: Older brother (76 or 77) has bad prostate cancer
Post by: Pleeb on June 26, 2018, 11:59:56 PM
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they often pay more attention when there is a family member who has gotten a certain kind of cancer.

Oh yeah!    Peter