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Cycling with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Hi All just a quick question since my diagnosis I have avoided cycling but I now feel ready to get back in the saddle. Is this a wise move? Can it raise issues as I have not had my prostate removed. I’m on Zytiga and hormone therapy.

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I cycle every weekend. PCa patients should exercise.

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It may affect your PSA, but it won't affect your prostate cancer. Just refrain for 2 days before a PSA test.

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I love cycling, but I can't sit on a normal seat, due to pain in the prostate area, so I invested in a spongy wonder. I had to order from Canada, but I'm very happy with it. See spongywonder.com

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Thanks Paul I’m ordering a seat as soon as I finish typing. 👍

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Awesome Ant, I think you'll love it.

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I just did the Ride to Conquer Cancer over here in Perth this weekend. I managed to do 42km on my 'spongy wonder' bike seat. Not bad, doing 42% of the ride, after 3 days of chemo! The seat worked a treat. Cheers Paul.

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Wow Paul that’s inspirational especially 3 days after chemo! 👍

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He was a globetrotter with the bicycle. I asked my doctor, I have significant bony problems.

He has not recommended it to me in case I have a fall.

I have opted to walk at the fastest pace I can. An average of 7.5 miles per day.

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I was diagnosed in July 2012 with a Gleason 9 PCa and mets to the bladder and pelvic lymph nodes. I was on ADT for 26 months and had external beam radiation. I have not had any cancer treatments for 4 years now and my PSA is stable at 0.2. I bike very extensively - over 2700 miles in each of 2016 and 2017 and slightly ahead of that pace this year. Go for it!

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Thanks for the advice. 👍

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Great exercise and if you have no dizziness problems hop on and peddle to your hearts content.

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I am a committed x bike rider. Rode one week after brachi and 65 miles on my birthday in Middle of radiation. I continue riding 20 miles daily. Seldom take day off. Try for 5000 to 6000 miles annually. Have riden age in miles at 66 and 67. Use recumbent Schwinn . While that may seem excessive and it does lead to some soreness , it is the gage to how I feel. While Dr says no riding before PSA I am not a good patient. I had brachi, hormone ( which caused weight gain and was stopped) and 26 radiation treatments. Psa now undetectable.

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YES! Hubby has stage IV with mets all along his spine and gleason 9 and just did a double century last month and still rides! It's what's keeping him alive in two ways: he loves it - a mental "keeping him alive" - and it's healthy and good for him and helps keep his muscles strong and the rest of him healthy.

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Thanks for the reply I’m really excited to get out there! I’ve been having really bad sciatica and I’m hoping this will ease the pain. I cycled a lot before my diagnosis but was a little hesitant to get back on the bike as I worried it could effect my PSA. 👍

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To Apollo123,

Two wheeler or three wheeler?

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 10/09/2018 6:05 PM EDT

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A two wheeler? 👍

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Round wheels or square ones?

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Monday 10/15/2018 1:44 PM EDT

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