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Comment from: Anant, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 03

My prostate cancer started with great fatigue and slow pain in the lower parts “ below waist level. I live in a place which is very hot in the summer and my problems started in the summertime. I could not tolerate a fan switched on with my lower limbs in a blanket. When I returned from surgery (castration), I was comfortable in a cooler with an overhead fan!

Comment from: JimB, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I am a 72 year-old male who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001. The rising PSA was caught through routine screenings and then the biopsy showed a Gleason of 6. I had 39 treatments of focused beam radiation which held the PSA down for two years then have been on Lupron most of the times since 2003. Surgery was not a good option at the time of diagnosis due to my mechanical mitral valve which requires high doses of Coumadin. Other than energy problems, having to take several medications, and side effects of radiation I feel fortunate to have been able to survive this long since the cancer is still present in my system.

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