Are balding men more likely to have prostste cancer?

Hair ya got it or not
Bald as a bowling ball - 6.7%
Getting there - 20.0%
Got it but loosing it. - 20.0%
full heaed of hair that makes my barber look good. - 53.3%

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   Posted 3/12/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Are balding men more likely to have prostate cancer?

I'm a little short on hair.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 3/12/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
This will be interesting....still have some so I miss out on the bowling ball classification but it sure is sparse on top.
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcima-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4)
Biopsy pathologist's comment......neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP 8/07
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/12/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a full head of curly {brown but greying fast} head of hair. At least I did untill I started on Testosterone replacement! I don't know if its a quoincidance but it started receiding and thinning on top shortly after I started "T." I couldn't care less but to answer your question, I had plenty when I was diognosed w/ PC!!
Your greying balding friend,
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 3/12/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   

dht has been mentioned as one of the main reasons for BPH and hair loss. Proscar cuts down on the bph and possibly the hair loss, but has sise effects. My urologist recommended to take saw palmetto,---saying just as good as proscar---but does not have side effects

age 68
diag 10/07/2007
Gleason 3+3=6
prostate 66gm
13biopsies, 3pos.
Have selected the Davinci proedure, to be done in Feb. 2008


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