Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

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SHU93
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   Posted 2/18/2011 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.6575059/k.5EE4/Could_Hair_Loss_at_20_Signal_Higher_Prostate_Cancer_Risk.htm

 

Had a full head of hair at 20....... :)

 


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/18/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/18/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too. Started to lose it at 35-40 so I guess I'm safe.
Oh... wait a minute... Nevermind.

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/18/2011 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Not another silly scare story....joys.
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

geezer99
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   Posted 2/18/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
So what? What are you going to do about it, trade in your genes for another set? As with anyone with a history which suggests a tendency toward PC, regular check-ups with PSA and DRE should start at a somewhat earlier age.

My very bald grandfather used to say that men who go bald on the tops of their heads are great thinkers, while those who loose hair at the front are very sexy. Unfortunately those who loose hair in both places just think they are sexy!
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day
9 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day ED remains
12 mo. PSA 0.00 -- still one light pad and ED
16 mo PSA 0.00 -- light pad just for security, ED still an issue
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