Prostate Massage (or not) - any advice / information?

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Spectre
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone with experience and or advice regarding the use (or not) of prostate massage following brachytherapy?
Age at Diagnosis: 58 PSA: 5.92 (05/03/09)
Bone Scan: 14/04/09 Negative
Biopsy: 4 cores positive Right Quad CS = T1c
Gleason: 2+3=5 Volume: 24.6ml
Brachytherapy: 22/05/09 59 Seeds
Post-brachy CAT Scan: 18/06/09 Clean


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/20/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a "ask your doctor only" kind of question to me.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


geezer99
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   Posted 6/20/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
The question is why massage? If it is to make you more comfortable, then why not? If you think it will help to cure your cancer, then you are being taken for a sucker.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
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Tudpock18
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   Posted 6/21/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Spectre:

To my knowledge there are no currently recognized medical reasons to do prostate massage either pre or post treatment.  Echoing Squire David, I would certainly talk with my doctor about this before engaging in the practice, especially since your brachy was so recent.

Tudpock


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 6/1/09.  6 month PSA now at 1.4 and my docs are "delighted"!

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/21/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Tudpock, you are a good and loyal subject, you will go far in my administration, lol.

The Squire
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


Spectre
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you all for your input. I have read that prostate massage can be beneficial and will query my uro when I see him for my post-procedure check-up in August.
Any additional views would be welcome.
Age at Diagnosis: 58 PSA: 5.92 (05/03/09)
Bone Scan: 14/04/09 Negative
Biopsy: 4 cores positive Right Quad CS = T1c
Gleason: 2+3=5 Volume: 24.6ml
Brachytherapy: 22/05/09 59 Seeds
Post-brachy CAT Scan: 18/06/09 Clean


James C.
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My first inclination is to say that massage to a seed laden prostate is gonna be a really bad idea, just from the fact of shifting and moving around the carefully positioned seeds.  There's a lot of normal concern and attempts to keep them where they are placed-with stranded seeds- that the idea of massage with them in place sounds wrong- very wrong.  This is an item your radiation doctor needs to advise you on.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


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   Posted 8/4/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
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