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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/13/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I found myself on this site unfortunately as my dad was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and have gotten some amazing support from the charming, and remarkably kind men in that forum. Not being able to sleep right now for thinking about dad, I've also been thinking of my grandmother (paternal) who died of bc in the early 80s and what she must of went through. The link to bc also came up as it has been found to present itself in sons as prostate cancer.
Anyway - this is all rambles really, but reading some of your stories has reminded me of how tough women are and much I admire anyone going through this - patients and their loved ones. Feeling a bit emotional right now (also 6 mths pregnant..) and wanted to say how I admire your strength and support for each other. :)

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Kylie, these women are a remarkable group!!! We have lost many, but have many great survivors still hanging here together some from 12 years ago when we first began posting. I was diagnosed with BC in 96 and my daughter in 99. I lost my husband to lung cancer last November. He was a healthy man or so we thought a little over a year ago when he got hurt cutting dead trees. Cancer was found all through him when they took xrays to see what he hurt. He had an enlarged prostate and a very high PSA number, but the biospy did not show cancer and the dr took 19 sample sites. I hope your dad has very treatable prostate cancer and will live for many years to come. Take care of that little one in your tummy and don't stress too much. You need lots of rest and good food to make a healthy baby. Remember we have little control over our life span except to live as healthily as possible. The ultimate decision is not up to us, it is up to our Maker. Love your dad and let him know how important he is to you. Hugs and prayers, Mary K.

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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Kylie. My brother was dx'ed with prostate cancer a few years after I was dx'ed with breast cancer. Our mom died of unspecified cancer when we were young kids. Breast and prostate cancers are related in the fact that they are both hormone-related cancers. Please do your monthly breast exams and have your mammograms! You want to be around a long time for that little bundle of joy you are carrying! Best wishes to you, and to your dad as well.

"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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