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    Thumbs up And the news is still great.

    Some of you know that I was a victim of prostate cancer. I had the operation to remove it and then it continued to spread so I had radiation treatment and am on a long term course of Eligard injections being a testosterone blocking treatment.

    Since the radiation treatment my PSA has been, and still is , at the undetectable level of less than 0.01 but ongoing monitoring is needed to measure the side effects of the Eligard treatment.

    The common side effects are that bone density reduces ( risk of Osteoporosis), weight gain, diabetes and of course the unpleasant hot flushes.

    So today I had the results of the last series of blood tests and bone density scans and although I am loosing some bone density it is still in the top 3 percent of my age group, calcium levels are good, no weight gain, no diabetes, cholesterol good, psa undetectable so the news is still great.

    Looks like a great Christmas and you'll have to put up with me for a long, long time yet.


    Peter.

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    Sturdee, that's good news, medical science is capable of much...
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    great xmas present sturdee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturdee View Post
    of course the unpleasant hot flushes.

    Looks like a great Christmas and you'll have to put up with me for a long, long time yet.


    Peter.
    Good news Peter. Don't think of them as hot flushes, think of them as power surges

    Cheers
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    Good stuff

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    The best sort of xmas present.
    If you find you have dug yourself a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
    I just finished child-proofing our house - but they still get inside.

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    Very good news Peter.

    Exercise is your friend also, in coping with the improved life.

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