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    My brother has prostate cancer.

    Just found out. He said that the cancer is listed by how aggressive it is. On a scale of 1 to 10, his is an 8. I am under the impression that his prognosis is not good.

    He is only 66.

    Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Just found out. He said that the cancer is listed by how aggressive it is. On a scale of 1 to 10, his is an 8. I am under the impression that his prognosis is not good.

    He is only 66.

    Sigh.

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    I'm so sorry, Mark. We have a close friend who had aggressive prostate cancer and he was helped tremendously by The Mayo Clinic in AZ. Just throwing that out there. I'll keep a prayer for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    I'm so sorry, Mark. We have a close friend who had aggressive prostate cancer and he was helped tremendously by The Mayo Clinic in AZ. Just throwing that out there. I'll keep a prayer for him.
    Thanks. I'll tell my brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    I'm so sorry, Mark. We have a close friend who had aggressive prostate cancer and he was helped tremendously by The Mayo Clinic in AZ. Just throwing that out there. I'll keep a prayer for him.
    That's terrible, Mark.

    Encourage your brother to seek multiple and disparate opinions - even on the diagnosis.

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    Myself and 2 of my 3 brothers had prostate cancer. The other most likely does to although at 62, he still is stupid enough to think he's the lucky one.

    My youngest brother passed away in April of 2018 from it. Even though he had company paid medical coverage, he also thought it would never happen to him. Thought wrong.

    A 1-10 scale is not usually used for prostate cancer, so not sure how this is being rated that way.
    Normally, results come back as a PSA (prostate specific antigen) score as nanograms per milliliter of blood.

    Prostate cancer itself is not a death sentence, but can be if not addressed.
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    I hate to hear this. I have a brother who is battling leukemia and bone cancer. There are new treatments that I had never heard of which he's been getting and having good results. Don't give up the ship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    Myself and 2 of my 3 brothers had prostate cancer. The other most likely does to although at 62, he still is stupid enough to think he's the lucky one.

    My youngest brother passed away in April of 2018 from it. Even though he had company paid medical coverage, he also thought it would never happen to him. Thought wrong.

    A 1-10 scale is not usually used for prostate cancer, so not sure how this is being rated that way.
    Normally, results come back as a PSA (prostate specific antigen) score as nanograms per milliliter of blood.

    Prostate cancer itself is not a death sentence, but can be if not addressed.
    Thanks for the information. I don't know anything at all about the rating system, only what he told me.

    Was recovery a rough go?

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    I'm sorry to hear that. Definitely agree with the second opinion advice. Also, any of you near relatives who are male and haven't been tested recently, get to your doctor. Caught early, it's eminently treatable in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    Myself and 2 of my 3 brothers had prostate cancer. The other most likely does to although at 62, he still is stupid enough to think he's the lucky one.

    My youngest brother passed away in April of 2018 from it. Even though he had company paid medical coverage, he also thought it would never happen to him. Thought wrong.

    A 1-10 scale is not usually used for prostate cancer, so not sure how this is being rated that way.
    Normally, results come back as a PSA (prostate specific antigen) score as nanograms per milliliter of blood.

    Prostate cancer itself is not a death sentence, but can be if not addressed.
    I had prostate cancer a few years ago. Fortunately we caught it early. I was already being treated for BPH and so I was screened every few months.

    Prostate was removed and I'm fine, except for a tendency to leak.

    Good luck!

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    I'm sorry to hear that, Mark. I hope that he can find a treatment that makes him a survivor; my understanding is the survivability depends on how far the cancer has spread. If it's localized to the prostate you can live with it for years, if not decades, without issues. But once it spreads, it becomes increasingly difficult to treat.
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