Welcome as our moderator! I have been a frequent poster here since October 2006 after I was diagnosed with PCa. This is a wonderful forum where it seems that all members try to help each other and treat each other with dignity and respect. We all seem to know the meaning of the word "empathy" here. I can't say enough good things about
this forum. I have not seen postings here which appeared to be advertising very frequently. In a recent one, I challenged the poster in a firm but professional manner, and made it clear that this forum was not to be used a venue for advertising. Soon thereafter, this poster appears to have disappeared. We are here to encourage and support new PCa patients and continue the journey with them as long as they need it. With their own independent research and our sharing of personal experiences with them, they are hopefully better prepared to make the tough decision as to what treatment to pursue. As you know, there are no easy solutions to deciding on a PCa treatment inasmuch as there are far too many choices with varying potential side effects. As you become more familiar with this forum you will hopefully witness my views upon reading the postings from our wonderful membership group.
P.S. What an inspiring quote from Rosalyn Carter in your footnote!
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07. Treatments completed 4/18/07.
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