[MOL] Re: Prostrate cancer [01237] Medicine On Line

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[MOL] Re: Prostrate cancer

My 83 year old father has been recently diagnosed with prostrate cancer.  His 
doctor provided two choices for treatment:  the first involved taking a 
monthly shot and a pill for the rest of his life; the second involved an 
operation.  He, my father, described the operation as similar to a vasectomy, 
where the supply to the cancer would be eliminated and the cancer would not 
continue to grow.  While this procedure would be done outpatient, he is 
nervous.  I have heard that often in older men, nothing is done since this is 
a slow growing cancer.  The doctor did mention to him that the cancer is 
evident in the bone.  I am searching for information and advice.
This is an automatically-generated notice.  If you'd like to be removed
from the mailing list, please visit the Medicine-On-Line Discussion Forum
at <http://www.meds.com/con_faq.html>, or send an email message to:
with the subject line blank and the body of the message containing the line:
unsubscribe mol-cancer your-email-address
where the phrase your-email-address is replaced with your actual email