Excercise anyone! Pretty interesting study here..

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Bluenose
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   Posted 1/6/2011 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 Just another reason making it a little easier to hit the gym..
 
 
     ....as I'm on my way out the door, yep,' headed to the gym..

JNF
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   Posted 1/6/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
We have known for a long time that simply walking is very beneficial. I recently had 25 IMRT sessions and two HDR procedures and have been walking with purpose since my Dx in September. My side effects have been minimal. I saw my rad-onc yesterday and he was surprised at how fast I have healed from the HDR procedures that were done the 6 and 13 of December. He attributes the walking, particularly after the procedures, as contributing to a faster recovery. I have also lost 15 pounds and lowered my blood pressure despite all the damage the cancer and treatment has done to my body and psyche. I park far away from my office, same at the mall. I walk for 20 minutes each evening. Allways use a very brisk pace. I also walk when golfing. A good habit I acquired while living in Malaysia and China as the courses I belonged to were walk-with-caddy courses. Now in the states when we must use a cart, I walk and let my partner drive.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/6/2011 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   

I walk two miles everyday except when it rains. Will probably get some rain gear to help on those days.

It's really fun at 4:45am  and only 20ยบ F outside scool


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/6/2011 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve:

You are saying that you are out at 0445 walking? That is in the middle of the night to me, lol. Not for even a box of good chocolate would I be up at that hour.

David
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/6/2011 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
To say I'm a morning person would be an under statement. If I'm lucky - I sleep all the way to 0400 turn

JoeFL
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   Posted 1/6/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I walk 1.5 miles every morning. I'll skip one day for rain but not two....the rain gear comes out at that point. It does all of the things that we are always reading about....lowers BP....increases energy levels...helps maintain weight...and lowers stress (which I believe is a cancer "enabler"). I feel as good as I did before going through BT/IGRT last year. Oh, and one more thing. I have met some very nice neighbors I did not know before, some really neat dogs and even a couple of cats who greet all walkers when we come by.

We don't get much cold weather in FL, but after living for three years in Chicagoland, I'm ready for that too.
Age 67 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 12/9/10 - 0.1

Piano
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   Posted 1/6/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am one of those who did exercise -- a vigorous walk of an hour or so nearly every day for 10 years. During that time, I got both colon cancer and PCa and not a wussy Gleason 6 either, a Gleason 8. And now I have a BCR.

Exercise is good for you, but I think it just one of many factors involved with PCa.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Fully continent
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but now 0.3, doubling time 7 months
No radiation but ADT coming unless I can slow down the rise...

Jerry L.
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   Posted 1/6/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to see the breakdown by gleason / stage and the benefits.
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
-----------------
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

Fairwind
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   Posted 1/6/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Humans don't do very well if they sit in a chair and stare at a video screen for 10 hours a day...Walking has been my salvation..2 miles a day...Push it hard enough to get your pulse rate and respiration rate up a little..You don't need a gym.. Just do it..

livinadream
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   Posted 1/6/2011 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I host a 5K every year on labor day weekend. It is called The Champions of Hope. Glad to see exercise getting the attention it deserves. A good work out sure cures lots of ailments.

peace to you
Dale
I was 45 at diagnosis with PSA of 16.3
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's. Scheduled to have a radical on July 11th, 2007, surgery was aborted when it was discovered it had spread to the lymph nodes.
I was on Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart for two years with my last shot March 2009.
My Oncology hospital is The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL
PSA July of 2007 was 16.4
PSA May of 2008 was.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13
PSA April 16th of 2010 is .16
PSA July 22nd of 2010 is .71
PSA Sept of 2010 is .71
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/7/2011 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I exercise 4 times a week for at least one hour each time and play golf on the days that I don't exercise. I feel a lot better on the days that I exercise.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (21 months) .005
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