I am new here. I am a single gay male, a citizen of the USA and a permanent resident of Brazil. . I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October. I have opted for external radiation therapy. Yesterday, 12/27/2019 I had a bone scintigraphy to determine if the cancer has spread. I look forward to support from this community. Thank you!
Prostate Cancer in Brazil: I am new... - Prostate Cancer A...
Welcome to the group. I joined a couple of years ago, which was still years after my RP. Even though I didn’t know about Health Unlocked when I was diagnosed and living the trauma of treatment, I still find the group rewarding.
The circumstances are different for each of us. Sometime I reply, sometimes I do not. One thing for sure is I always read the posts and have learned a lot and don’t feel so alone on the journey.
Best wishes ...
Thank you for the encouragement! There are two hospitals here dedicated only to cancer. I will be treated at one that started in 1975. They have new and advanced medical equipment. The first doctor I consulted wanted to use his NEW robot that was located in an other clinic. He was like a saleman. I asked him about sex and problems with sex and he said that I could take cialis...I replied that I am passivo (bottom) and he kinda stuttered, looked at his watch and said he had to go. The next doctor was very calm and experienced, answered all my questions and provided information about radiotherapia. The treatment is 37 times for 5 min sessions and is paid by the national health system of brasil. The doctor ordered a bone scan to make sure the cancer had not spread. Waiting for holidays to end to I can start treatment.
The more I know the better I am able to make choices for my body and my cancer. We are all unique and need to discover those things that work for us as individuals. Take one step at a time. Keep asking the right questions and get the information you need to make a decision. Don't underestimate the roles of nutrition, exercise, spirituality and various other therapies. I recently returned to practicing mindfulness in a much more intense manner and it has helped my anxiety as well as promoting more restful sleep. You are not alone! Much peace and love to you during your journey!