Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 16, 2020, 04:16:53 pm

Login with username, password and session length

 

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 266
  • Total Topics: 132
  • Online Today: 39
  • Online Ever: 518
  • (January 21, 2020, 05:24:49 pm)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 22
Total: 22

Welcome!

Welcome to the Cancer Health Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have any type of cancer, their friends and family and others with questions about living with cancer. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Cancer Health Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It  (Read 1887 times)

Offline frankfromatlanta

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
    • View Profile
New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:10:05 am »
Hi. I'm on here for my dad. He's 85 and was just diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. His doctor is telling him he doesn't need to treat it because at his age it will do more harm then good. I've read that prostate cancer is relatively slow developing but just wanted to triple check that makes sense.

So what do you think?

Offline lizhigh

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
    • View Profile
Re: New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 05:28:09 pm »
Hi Frank,

You're right -- prostate cancer is usually slow growing and many doctors recommend the "watch and wait" approach, with regular monitoring to see if the cancer progresses. This is especially the case for older men, who in most cases will die of something else.

See our prostate cancer basics for more general info:
https://www.cancerhealth.com/basics/health-basics/prostate-cancer

And here's the American Cancer Society's info on "watchful waiting":
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/watchful-waiting.html

Offline frankfromatlanta

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
    • View Profile
Re: New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 05:55:51 pm »
Thank you for the quick reply. Feeling better about the decission.   :)

Offline Cancer Health Editors

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 09:19:52 am »
Hi Frank,

Check out our slide show of celebrity men with prostate cancer -- many of them faced the same decision you're facing:

https://www.cancerhealth.com/slideshow/famous-men-who-prove-theres-life-after-prostate-cancer




Offline frankfromatlanta

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
    • View Profile
Re: New Prostate Diagnosis But Doctor Says Don't Worry About It
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 02:10:58 pm »
Now I have a reason to talk about my dad and Gandalf in the same sentence! ;D 8)

 


© 2020 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.