Living Well with Prostate Cancer

Living Well with Prostate Cancer

Quality of life is a major concern of patients when they are choosing treatment for prostate cancer. Our prostate cancer panel led by Mike Scott is talking to Dr. Paul Schellhammer, a prostate cancer survivor himself, about treatment outcomes and post treatment quality of life, from his own experience as a patient and 40+ years of treating prostate cancer patients.   

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Talk Recorded on April 24, 2017, 6 p.m.   EST 515 8

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  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 7:07 p.m.  US/Eastern

    From Jan Manarite - A huge thank you to Dr Paul Schellhammer, and some resources from today's talk show. (1) Book mentioned by Dr Schellhammer - "Androgen Deprivation Therapy" by Richard Wassersug, PhD (2) Pamphlet mentioned by Rick Davis - "Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer - a Patient Guide" http://urology.ucsf.edu/sites/urology.ucsf.edu/files/uploaded-files/attachments/hormone_therapy_for_prostate_cancer_a_patient_guide_2.pdf (3) Dr Schellhammer's recent journal article - "A Urologist's Personal View of Prostate Cancer" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5012435

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 6:56 p.m.  US/Eastern

    After stopping 13 months of ADT 3 my PSA started doubling monthly then went from 1.1 to 1.3 after starting finasteride. I've had RP, SRT and RT to pelvic nodes . I'm gl9 stage pt3b. What does reduction in psadt mean? I'm awaiting an axumin scan whe PSA reaches 2.0.

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 6:51 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What are the diagnostic measurements used to stop ADT after an appropriate course?

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 6:42 p.m.  US/Eastern

    For prevention of slowing the PC, what about alcohol? I've heard beer is worse. What do we know other than not living the life of a pirate?

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 6:37 p.m.  US/Eastern

    Because of extensive bone mets, I can no longer exercise to the extent I used to. Very sad.

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 6:03 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What is the importance of PSA "doubling time"? Why is this an important indicator?

  • Anonymous User April 24, 2017, 4:41 p.m.  US/Eastern

    Reply to Anonymous User (from Jan Manarite) - Dr Schellhammer can comment on this much better, but I would say the following - (1) What was the date of the CT Scan, and what was your PSA at that time? What was the date of starting hormone therapy? (2) CT findings in the lungs can really be so many different things, many non-cancerous. Was additional imaging suggested? (3) I have heard more than 1 oncologist state that lung mets from prostate cancer may or may not be bothersome, and other areas of metastases might be more important. Ask your medical oncologist. I know that my husband lived with small probable lung mets for years - no real symptoms.

  • Anonymous User April 21, 2017, 2:41 p.m.  US/Eastern

    I was treated with hormones and external beam therapy! I finished radiation treatment on February 27th 2017. I am still on the hormones. My question is I recently had a cat scan and it shows 2 areas of concern within my lungs. I have enlarged lymph nodes in the ap window and a 1 cm lymph node in the right hilar none were visible on previous cat scan 6 months ago. Could this be related to the prostate cancer so soon after treatment?