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Old 01-08-2019, 08:50 AM
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Okay guys kind of a long story but I want to share this with you all. A lot of us have been around the board for a long time. Live the bodybuilding lifestyle healthy eat good Etc

A few months ago out of dumb dumb luck I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Reason I say it was dumb luck is because of dumb luck we discovered it at a early stage. Stage 1 and Stage 2 so we're fairly sure it's contain to the prostate

How I found out was I do a yearly physical for work. They do a dip test with my urine to check for blood and protein. As bodybuilders and our eating habits we generally have protein and blood in her urine anyhow. You couldn't see it but it's very microscopic and shows up on the dip test. My doctor from work said I had to see a urologist about it. I procrastinated and didn't want to go because blood and protein is normal with this type of Lifestyle in general. The urologist that I eventually went to see told me that also


I didn't make an appointment with a urologist because as a lot of people I hate doctors. The work doctor finally signed off on my physical because they know that dip test is inaccurate. Another story for another time LOL but a new girlfriend whose husband passed away from cancer it was very adamant about me getting checked still.

So I made an appointment I had my blood and protein tested in my urine again they did blood work everything came out fine except for my Prostate PSA. The doctor told me he wanted to check it because in February my PSA was a level 4. When he checked it it was a level five six months later. For the life of me I cannot remember getting blood work done in February but since it was a 5. We schedule me for a biopsy.

The biopsy showed that I had 6 out of 12 cores containing cancer they range from 10% to 70%. So we're fairly sure it's contained to the prostate. When I was discussing the probable cures or way to take care of this. I asked the doctor where I got my blood work done in February. He said I got it done there. There's no way that happened I've never been to that doctor before. So on my medical record there was the wrong records with a man the same name as mine only he was 66 years old I'm 48.

So if it wasn't for the wrong records being on my medical records they would never check me for prostate cancer. How's that for dumb luck

Driving to the hotel to spend the night for a early appointment at the Cancer Treatment Center my GPS stopped working. I restarted it hit the address and it took me to the cancer treatment center not the hotel. Another dumb luck mistake. Because at the treatment center they have a shuttle to take you back and forth to the hotel so I don't have to drive through the city. Not a huge deal but it was extremely convenient. While on the shuttle I got to talk to a few cancer patients some terminally ill who absolutely raved about the treatment center and how their services and how well they treat them.


All these dumb luck mishaps led up to finding this at a early stage. I'm not a super religious person but if you are and some are that I've told the story to God is definitely looking out for me for a reason. I don't really know what it is yet but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough. Maybe it's tell my story and how things work out you can know if something bad and traumatic

I'm scheduled for surgery in February I'll have a few days that I will be out of commission and off work from my day job for a few months.


Well if you got through all that with my grammatical errors and all I appreciate you taking the time to read it LOL

statistically one in five men have prostate cancer so it's something we should have checked at some point in time in our lives.
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I had one of the doctors tell me that testosterone can cause prostate cancer and I called him out on it and said bullshit. Most studies show that testosterone does not cause prostate cancer but some studies do show that it can fuel prostate cancer. So I've been off testosterone and all supplements for a few months which really sucks because I haven't been off in years.

After surgery and I'm cancer-free the Doctor Who is doing my surgery is not so conservative and is talking about prescribing me trt which is awesome LOL


So why am I putting this out on the forums? Just so you guys do realize how important blood work is and getting things checked. Not just for the sake of finding out prostate cancer but Health in general. I was very relaxed in any kind of blood work over the years of running cycles and competing

And with all this mistakes leading up to finding out I had an early stage of prostate cancer have to say that God is definitely looking out
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I wish you all the best and its pretty amazing that you found it early.

Let me know if you need anything.
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I wish you all the best and its pretty amazing that you found it early.

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Thanks man I appreciate the kind words and the offer. Yeah I'm glad we got this really early. Like my post said God's got to be looking out for me too many things went wrong to find out this in advance. So there be no competing for me this year I was shooting for the mister Pennsylvania Title. But next year look the hell out LOL
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Thanks for sharing your story. I wish you the best of luck! Catching it early is for sure the #1 determining factor of how successful cancer treatment is generally.
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This topic has been on my mind a lot. Both my dad and my maternal grandfather had prostate cancer. My dad got diagnosed around age 80, and my grandfather in his late 60's. Unfortunately, both of them ended up impotent after treatment, and both suffered from incontinence. I'm 51, and have been running gear off and on for 30 years, and non-stop for the last 6 years, so I know it's likely I'll get it. I get my PSA test thrown in with my blood work from time to time, and I know I'm due again. My college roommate has benign prostate cancer, so he's been getting his PSA done regularly, as well as biopsies, so we talk about it every time we meet for lunch. His PSA just dropped below 4, and the doctor said 10 is where they'll look at treating it. I'm hoping that if I get it, and get it treated, that I don't end up like my dad and grandfather with impotence and incontinence. Wanz, the rapper from Macklemore's Thriftshop single had his treated with something called a cyberknife. I haven't researched that treatment. He said his doctor told him "Every man dies with prostate cancer, but not every many dies from prostate cancer". Keep us posted!
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:55 PM
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So glad they found it early. What an amazing stroke of luck and you are right, some one was watching out for you.

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thank you for sharing this.some people dont really know but it is real and needs to be checked. can i ask how old you were till you seen the rise in your psa?
father and father inlaw have had it and like you caught early and was treated. my grandfather wasnt so lucky but he was in his 80s.back than it wasnt watched closely as much as now
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Thanks for sharing your story. I wish you the best of luck! Catching it early is for sure the #1 determining factor of how successful cancer treatment is generally.
Thanks bro, I'm hoping from me telling people it raises a little awareness to help someone else out in the future. Definitely catching this really is a good thing they say once it's out of the prostate and you don't have long to live
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This topic has been on my mind a lot. Both my dad and my maternal grandfather had prostate cancer. My dad got diagnosed around age 80, and my grandfather in his late 60's. Unfortunately, both of them ended up impotent after treatment, and both suffered from incontinence. I'm 51, and have been running gear off and on for 30 years, and non-stop for the last 6 years, so I know it's likely I'll get it. I get my PSA test thrown in with my blood work from time to time, and I know I'm due again. My college roommate has benign prostate cancer, so he's been getting his PSA done regularly, as well as biopsies, so we talk about it every time we meet for lunch. His PSA just dropped below 4, and the doctor said 10 is where they'll look at treating it. I'm hoping that if I get it, and get it treated, that I don't end up like my dad and grandfather with impotence and incontinence. Wanz, the rapper from Macklemore's Thriftshop single had his treated with something called a cyberknife. I haven't researched that treatment. He said his doctor told him "Every man dies with prostate cancer, but not every many dies from prostate cancer". Keep us posted!
Very true they do say that every man will die with prostate cancer but not from. The chances are 1 and 5 of having it as you probably already know. My PSA was 5.1 when they decided to do the biopsy. Funny story but I just learned this a little bit ago after finding out I had prostate cancer my cousin had a hand in helping design something with CyberKnife. I talked to four doctors and got the same opinion that surgery was best for me. They tend to get radiation for older patients. Surgery is supposedly better long-term radiation is better short-term so the longer you have the live the more they want you to get surgery 4 Less long-term side effects

the impotency issue they say it is less likely with robotic surgery which is what I'm going to have versus the old manual way of going in. I talk to a person yesterday actually that had robotic surgery done. He said it took about six months for his stuff to start working like it did before the surgery without the use of Viagra or Cialis. I have both on hand and we'll use them as needed LOL. Both surgery and radiation, CyberKnife or imrt treatments have side effects of no erections after getting it done I was leaning towards radiation because of the erection issue but the radiologist told me that it would be the same as surgery it would take a while the erections to come back
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So glad they found it early. What an amazing stroke of luck and you are right, some one was watching out for you.

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Thank you sir someone was definitely watching out I keep saying there's a reason for that not sure what it is yet LOL maybe it's just to help raise awareness
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Thanks brother! Sucks because of losing my gains LOL. Once I'm cleared from the doctor though you can bet I'm going to go balls to the wall in the gym
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Thanks, they say I'll be down and out of work for 6 weeks but they're putting me in for 12 weeks case I need some extra rest. I'm hoping to be back up and running in four. I have a race car to finish up before spring lol
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thank you for sharing this.some people dont really know but it is real and needs to be checked. can i ask how old you were till you seen the rise in your psa?
father and father inlaw have had it and like you caught early and was treated. my grandfather wasnt so lucky but he was in his 80s.back than it wasnt watched closely as much as now
Yes sir I'm open to questions and anything that I can answer. I'm 48 and the first time I was actually check from a PSA was when we found out it was high. My prostate was almost double the size it should be and my PSA was 5.1.

Like in my original post they actually thought it went from a 4 to a 5.1 in a few months. But that's because the wrong person's data was on my medical chart. I've never got to test it before. The doctor said I could go 5 or 10 years without any symptoms before we would actually check. Just lucky and like I said somebody's looking out for me LOL
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I have to wonder at my age in the advanced state of prostate cancer for being 48 if running massive Cycles had anything to do with it. Not that I think that steroids caused it but during certain Cycles as you guys know your prostate can swell and mine has felt like a grapefruit in my ass LOL during certain contest Preps. So did that have anything to do with it? Not trying to scare anyone just thinking.
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I have to wonder at my age in the advanced state of prostate cancer for being 48 if running massive Cycles had anything to do with it. Not that I think that steroids caused it but during certain Cycles as you guys know your prostate can swell and mine has felt like a grapefruit in my ass LOL during certain contest Preps. So did that have anything to do with it? Not trying to scare anyone just thinking.
Not sure about that, but there has been a correlation between GH and colorectal cancer. So who knows...
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Sry to hear this bro. Sounds almost identical to a friend of mine who just went thru this last summer - removed the prostate.

So far, he is good and moving right along.

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My brother has it, he has been doing chemo and so far he is doing ok. I wish you all the best brother.
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I have to wonder at my age in the advanced state of prostate cancer for being 48 if running massive Cycles had anything to do with it. Not that I think that steroids caused it but during certain Cycles as you guys know your prostate can swell and mine has felt like a grapefruit in my ass LOL during certain contest Preps. So did that have anything to do with it? Not trying to scare anyone just thinking.
hard to tell? a guy at my work died from it caught it way late, he was in his early 50s. dude looked like never touched a weight in his life.
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Not sure about that, but there has been a correlation between GH and colorectal cancer. So who knows...

I've used my share of GH. I also just seen something that a sarm have to look it up I think it was GW that causes cancer in lab rats.

I'm chalking it up to genetics or something who knows
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Sry to hear this bro. Sounds almost identical to a friend of mine who just went thru this last summer - removed the prostate.

So far, he is good and moving right along.

Best wishes to you.
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