Re: [MOL] Re: Prostrate cancer/Reply [01240] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Re: Prostrate cancer/Reply



Dear Friend: First I would suggest that your father gets a second opinion.
Secondly I must have read the same thing you did that too many prostate
cancers are treated by surgery.  You must be aware that there are side
effects to any form of treatment. With prostate cancer surgery, their is
erectial dysfunction, and often kidney dribbling.  I would suggest that you
find out what is in the monthly shot and it's side effects and what is in
the pill and it's side effects.  Hope this has helped you, your friend,
lillian



----- Original Message -----
From: <Demay3@AOL.COM>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 1999 6:55 AM
Subject: [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.
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