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    Prostate Cancer

    Just been diagnosed with this little blighter! The next move is an MRI scan followed by a meeting to agree what treatment is the best for me.
    I'd be very interested to know if anyone out there has had to deal with this and how it effected their running. My specialist is happy for me to carry on as normal for the moment but I wonder how long it will take me to get back to normal after treatment.
    Any experience on any type of treatment would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Prostate Cancer

    Can you share with us what symptoms led to the diagnosis?
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    Hi Roger and o
    My wife was confirmed with breast cancer a year ago the day before the anni waltz, many tears were shed by all its a very difficult time for you and your family, as they have to pick up the pieces of your moods anger and fear be strong my thoughts are with you, if ever you want a chat, beer shout, I get about the country a lot so can come to you.
    Re running you just do what you feel you can, my wife from day one said I will no matter what be strong and carry on running, the day after her last radiotherapy treatment we set off to cycle the c2c, her running kept her strong physically and mentally, you may have this shit diagnosis, but you and your family can beat it.
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    Hi,

    My Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Although he's not a runner he's very spritely for his age. His cancer was localised to the prostate and all 10 of the biopsies were positive. After the initial shock his health was good, he was prescribed zoladex implant, renewed every 3 months and started a course of radiotherapy (RT)over a couple of months. The one big side affect of RT was loose bowel movements, which affected him towards the end of the treatment and for a month or two after.
    His latest PSA was practically 0 (was 9) and he's back to his normal self and at the age of 78 thats no mean feat
    Best of luck and give it hell, if you need to know anything specific happy to ask him
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    Re: Prostate Cancer

    Amex. Thats a great offer of support there. Most comendable. Good luck Roger+O, this is not something I've had to deal with but I'm sure there'll be plenty of support (...Like Amex!!) and you'll all come through it.
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    Re: Prostate Cancer

    Thanks for the information and the support guys - very much appreciated. (First time I've been emotional since my dog died!)

    Amex - particular thanks - I don't know you but I follow your posts and I realise you've had a particularly tough time yourself, starting with your fracture at 3 Shires. I'm aiming to be at Anni. Waltz next Saturday so please seek me out if you're there - I'm easy to spot - old guy, grey hair, taller than everybody else!

    Mr. B. It was all a bit strange really as I didn't have any desperate symptoms. I went to have an MOT at my doctors and mentioned to her that I was having to get up in the night to have a pee. The number of times varied considerably, sometimes once sometimes 5, usually 3/4. I'm coming up 68 and I know there is nothing unusual about that for men of my age and was expecting her to prescribe something to help. That's exactly what she thought as well (after an examination) but thought it would be on the safe side to have a PSA test (a specific prostate test) That come back showing a slightly raised level - 8 as opposed to a norm of 4 (I'm told very high is 100+) so the specialist thought a biopsy best as being the only way to be sure. That came back showing 50% of the samples as positive with a score of 3 on each side (the lowest it can be as they don't use 1 and 2 as they are too near normal)

    So, as I say, there was nothing to indicate there was anything seriously wrong - I was traing hard, establishing a fairly good level of fitness and was looking forward to Causey Pike and Coledale. Didn't do either in the end but am back into training and looking forward to the Anni Waltz next week. Hence my post on here - am I deluding myself into thinking I can carry on as before or can I expect my body to react and stop me doing what we all love to do - run those fells!!

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    Good man.
    I will be near the back at Anni with a smile, be strong, and rock all wrong with being emotional, I was frightened of showing feelings until last year, now I even cry at wreck it Ralph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger+Out View Post
    Thanks for the information and the support guys - very much appreciated. (First time I've been emotional since my dog died!)

    Amex - particular thanks - I don't know you but I follow your posts and I realise you've had a particularly tough time yourself, starting with your fracture at 3 Shires. I'm aiming to be at Anni. Waltz next Saturday so please seek me out if you're there - I'm easy to spot - old guy, grey hair, taller than everybody else!

    Mr. B. It was all a bit strange really as I didn't have any desperate symptoms. I went to have an MOT at my doctors and mentioned to her that I was having to get up in the night to have a pee. The number of times varied considerably, sometimes once sometimes 5, usually 3/4. I'm coming up 68 and I know there is nothing unusual about that for men of my age and was expecting her to prescribe something to help. That's exactly what she thought as well (after an examination) but thought it would be on the safe side to have a PSA test (a specific prostate test) That come back showing a slightly raised level - 8 as opposed to a norm of 4 (I'm told very high is 100+) so the specialist thought a biopsy best as being the only way to be sure. That came back showing 50% of the samples as positive with a score of 3 on each side (the lowest it can be as they don't use 1 and 2 as they are too near normal)

    So, as I say, there was nothing to indicate there was anything seriously wrong - I was traing hard, establishing a fairly good level of fitness and was looking forward to Causey Pike and Coledale. Didn't do either in the end but am back into training and looking forward to the Anni Waltz next week. Hence my post on here - am I deluding myself into thinking I can carry on as before or can I expect my body to react and stop me doing what we all love to do - run those fells!!
    My mum had breast cancer a couple of years back, and one of the things that kept her going was exercise, she was grateful she was able to walk my dog every day for me, she had a reason to get out . Eat well and take regular moderate exercise, these things will keep you going.
    My Dad is currently going through preliminary investigations for prostate cancer and I'm much more concerned about him than my mum. He seems a little less robust when it comes to these things. But we'll see how it goes and we'll try and get through these things as well as we can.
    Good luck to you Roger+O keep up the exercise and take care of yourself while you have your treatment. All the best.

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    Re: Prostate Cancer

    Thanks for the sentiments and info. Graeme 78 - much appreciated.

    Hope to see you next Saturday Amex - looking forward to it!

    Roger

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    Roger sorry not able to make Anni injured gutted but we will meet soon xx
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