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Do you have a Urologist and an Oncologist?

I have an Oncologist who I see regularly. I don't have a Urologist. My Oncologist consults the Urologist at his hospital when necessary. Do you folks have both or just an Oncologist like me? (I'm Stage 4, PSA-5, Taking Lupron and Xgeva, just completed Provenge treatment, completed chemo last winter, diagnosed 1.5 years ago)

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I have stage 4 with extensive mets so don't see the need for a Urologist. My PCa is not confined to prostate or surrounding area so not having surgery at this point. I feel you need an Oncologist once you have stage 4.

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I have both. My urologist performed my prostate biopsy and also prescribes my medication for urinary frequency (Myrbetriq) and ED medication (Stendra). I see him 2-times per year.

I also use my visits to see if he had heard of any new treatments i should be aware of.

Hope this helps.

James

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Thanks. That makes sense. Now I just need to find a good Urologist near me. My last one was awful.

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If your insurance will cover your visits with an Urologist, it wouldn't hurt to have one on your team, just in case.

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James, for some reason it was the reverse of your experience for me: I would present new technology to my urologist (or oncologist!) and he would shrug!

herb

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I fired my urologist. Said I only had 5 years expected survival. Asked him if he would suggest M.D. Anderson or Sloan Kettering. He said I should go to New York. Better food and plays. Just find a doctor that you like keep up your research. My oncologist can do all I need for my stage 4 care so no urologist right now. Always remember that no one will work harder than yourself to keep you alive.

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I have both but I see the oncologist for cancer care and the urologist for urinary issues. I have been dealing with prostate cancer for 18 years.

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Medical oncologist and radiation oncologist

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My urologist retired form general practice. I have two oncologists, one at a NCI, and the other in my local area.

Rich

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I have a urologist where I get injections and a local and distant Radiation Oncologist who treats only PCa and is excellent. . No MO yet as my stage 4 is under control with ADT3 and xgeva.

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I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (Ductal)that had spread to the pelvic area. At first I went to an urologist for the surgery, then a radiologist for (of course) radiation. Finally my primary doctor now is a medical oncologist (for Lupron and Zytiga). As I am getting man boobs, I think a trip back to the Radiologist is in order.

With each doctor I saw I had to inform and argue with them on what Ductal cancer is and the best way to treat it. Some of these discussions lasted for months. As a result I will have to say that a fourth doctor I see is myself.

Walt (a chemist not a MD)

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I have both... in fact I just saw my Urologist Dr. Lee a few hours ago... I gave him a paper weight inscribed " TROUBLE WITH YOUR PEE? SEE DR. LEE"...

j -o-h-n Monday (Cyber) 11/27/2017 6:00 PM EST

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I have an Oncologist--who does Prostate Cancer research& Clinical trials, a Urologist with 30 years of prostate cancer involvement and a great Surgeon, A MD. Naturalist, a Geneticist, a Prostate Cancer Advocate, from PRCI.

Nalakrats

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I have both and use the urologist as a second opinion when I get a recommendation from the oncologist. My urologist diagnosed my cancer 11 years ago and directed me to my oncologist. Recently I have a kidney stone in both kidneys and a small amount of blood in the urine. So he is a great doctor who really cares and works with my oncologist. Best of luck and each of us have different reasons for our choices.

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My uro interned at Moffitt Cancer Center here in FL and has a lot of PCa experience. I get my 6 month Lupron there. I see my onc monthly as I get Zometa infusions. Currently am on Zytiga with Prednisone. PSA is creeping back down. Man boobs are growing. Working full time. Life is good!! Merry Christmas all. 🎄

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