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Just Diagnosed, what next?

Hi All, Just joined today Sat 19Aug. 2 days ago I was told I have prostate cancer. Gleason scale is 8, Dr says moderately aggressive. Yet to have full body scan for secondary cancer. Also have appt to see oncology Radiologist in 2 weeks. First year…

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133 Replies · Reply by PCFA Moderator 5 hours ago

PCFA own stigma

A other big reason man don't get them self checked out.  Could be the question what if I have prostate cancer.  Think about it most people  (let's keep it simple and compare the two big ones breast and prostate cancer) Have some idea what happens to…

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1 Reply · Reply by Steve yesterday

Cowper’s Gland

Interested to hear if anyone else’s Cowper gland is still functional after radical prostatectomy?  I noticed today that I had a clear sticky emissions after orgasm ... was quite surprised ( and a little happy ) as I assumed that those days were…

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3 Replies · Reply by Steve Jul 13


Hello  I'm receiving some conflicting information re the staging of my cancer. I have T3bN1M0, Gleason 9, Stage Group 5 - but am receiving conflicting advice as to whether I have Stage 3 or Stage 4 PCa. The followong site:…

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8 Replies · Reply by Cobblerdave Jul 11

EBR and Brachytherapy

Just a note on having EBR and Brachytherapy. Diagnosed June 2016 with PC age 51. Pulled out of robotic surgery,went away for a year (buried my head in the sand) then after  meeting with a local surgeon  i was turned off the idea of surgery…

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14 Replies · Reply by vidoran Jul 11

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