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No New Posts Forum Rules

Rules which guide our on-line behavior

1 1 Forum Rules
by Rick Redner
Apr 13, 2013 9:37:49 GMT -5

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No New Posts Your Threads

Here's the place for you to create threads on topics not listed in the Pre-Surgery Forum

1 5 Create Your Own
by Rick Redner
Jun 29, 2020 9:55:08 GMT -5


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No New Posts Your "Oh No" Moment

A sudden rise in PSA or a suspicious lump found during a DRE means you've been scheduled for a biopsy. This is a frightening time. Here's a word of encouragement.

1 2 Your Oh No Moment
by cynthiapettit
Nov 16, 2017 2:25:59 GMT -5
No New Posts First Time Visitors Please Read This

A message from Rick to you

1 5 Visiting for the first time? Please Read
by Rick Redner
Jun 12, 2013 18:43:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Coping With Cancer During The Holiday Season

Coping with cancer can suck all the joy out of the holiday season. Here's a list of joy killers and some things you can do which will bring joy to you this season.

1 3 Creating Joy When You Are Coping With Cancer
by rainaloiselle
Jun 12, 2018 5:32:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Warning-Not all advice you receive on forums is healthy or accurate

Often people come to prostate cancer forums hoping to be understood by those walking on the same path. Unfortunately that's no always true.

1 4 Not All Advice You'll Receive is Accurate or Healthy
by theszak
Jan 27, 2015 17:16:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Many men refuse to have a prostate exam. Sadly many physicians support this decision. For more than a few men following this advice it will be mean an early and unnecessary death as a result of prostate cancer.

2 2 Men Are Dying Unnecessarily
by Rick Redner
Feb 26, 2015 17:55:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Introductions

A place where new members can introduce themselves to others

1 4 introduction
by Rick Redner
Nov 16, 2022 21:02:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Two New Tests That Could Make A Biopsy Unnecessary.

A prostate biopsy is an unpleasant experience. These two new tests could provide you with enough information to make a biopsy an unnecessary procedure.

1 2 Two New Tests That Can Make A Biopsy Unnecessary
by jnmjr
Aug 29, 2014 20:11:42 GMT -5
No New Posts If Prostate Cancer Runs In Your Family Read This

The age you are diagnosed with PC can effect your risk factors

1 2 Young Men Have Prostate Cancer
by jnmjr
Aug 29, 2014 20:17:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Preparing for your biopsy

Things you'll want to know BEFORE your biopsy

1 9 Preparing for your biopsy
by Rick Redner
Mar 5, 2013 19:29:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Temporary Erectile Dysfunction After A Biopsy

The majority of men are not informed about the possibility of temporary erectile dysfunction following their biopsy. Therefore, you'll want to read the links found in this thread so you'll be in the minority of men who are accurately informed.

1 3 Erectile Dysfunction Following A Biopsy
by Rick Redner
Mar 9, 2014 17:02:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Emotional Reactions to Reciving a Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Shell shocked would describe the way I felt when I received the diagnosis of prostate cancer. This thread is for those who recently found out they or their partners have prostate cancer.

1 7 Help!
by Rick Redner
Aug 11, 2013 14:23:20 GMT -5
No New Posts What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Prostate Cancer

I've recently asked me to share how their Doctor gave them the news they had prostate cancer. Read this thread to discover what men weren't told.

1 1 What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You......
by Rick Redner
Oct 12, 2014 15:43:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Get Help Making A Treatment Decision

Here's a link to a magazine article I wrote which proposes a 3 step process to help you make your decision based on your diagnosis NOT your fear

1 1 Read this article BEFORE you decide how to treat your cancer
by Rick Redner
Jun 25, 2014 23:52:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Links To Vairous Treatment Options

Two new tests are now available to help men decide whether they need aggressive treatment such as surgery or whether they can choose active surveillance. A link to an article about this test is found here

1 1 New Test Provides Important Information
by Rick Redner
May 14, 2013 8:25:52 GMT -5
No New Posts How Surgery Will Change Your Sex Life

A list of changes that occur to your sexuality after your prostate is removed.

1 1 Unwanted & Unpleasant Changes to Your Sex Life After Surgery
by Rick Redner
May 7, 2016 11:20:23 GMT -5
No New Posts To Treat or Not to Treat-That is The Question

Deciding whether or not to aggressively treat your cancer is a difficult decision. Now a new test can provide the information you and your Doctor need to make the best decision.

1 1 To Treat or Not to Treat-That is The Question
by Rick Redner
May 29, 2014 11:37:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Things You'll Want to Know About Active Surveillance

Not every type of cancer is life threatening. For many men active surveillance is best treatment option

3 4 Great News About Active Surveillance
by Rick Redner
Dec 17, 2014 12:48:03 GMT -5
No New Posts How Surgery Compares with Seeds (Brachytherapy)

Here's some info which compares both the cure rate and side affects of both procedures

1 1 Surgery vs Brachytherapy
by Rick Redner
Jun 4, 2014 9:35:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Six Things You Should Not Say To Someone With PC

We are making a list of things that shouldn't be said to those coping with prostate cancer. We have six, you may have more to add.

1 3 Things That Shouldn't Be Said To Those Coping With PC
by Rick Redner
Nov 21, 2014 17:37:35 GMT -5
No New Posts How You Can Help Someone Cope With Prostate Cancer

Here's and opportunity to read and learn how you can say and do things that will be perceived as helpful to those coping with prostate cancer, or any cancer for that matter.

1 2 Learning to Say & Do Things That Are Helpful
by Rick Redner
Nov 1, 2014 10:43:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Links For Those Newly Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Here are useful links for those newly coping with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

1 1 Links for Those Newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
by Rick Redner
Dec 23, 2013 15:12:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Don't Let Misleading Ads Determine Your Course of Treatment

Hospitals and Websites are heavily promoting robotic surgery. What they say is often misleading

1 1 Misleading Ads and Claims About Robotic Surgery
by Rick Redner
May 24, 2014 9:40:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Don't Let Fear or Anxiety determine your choice of treatment

The word "cancer" is so frightening that many men who don't need aggressive treatment ask for it. Here's a thread to unload your fears so you can make the best treatment choice for your specific diagnosis.

1 1 Don't let your fear determine your choice of treatment
by Rick Redner
Aug 26, 2013 10:55:09 GMT -5
No New Posts When Surgery May Be The Best Treatment Option

Here's a thread to read if you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer in your 50's or younger.

1 1 When Surgery Can Be The Best Treatment Option
by Rick Redner
Apr 26, 2014 10:55:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Start Kegels Before Surgery

What's a Kegel? You'll want to know the answer to this question BEFORE surgery.

1 2 Start Kegels BEFORE surgery
by jnmjr
Aug 29, 2014 20:08:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Additional Information About Surgery You'll Want to Know

Here's a link to our website which was created to provide information you'll want to know BEFORE you decide to have your prostate removed.

1 3 Information About Our Website, Book & Reader Comments
by Katy Trilly
Dec 4, 2022 21:10:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Comfort for the Soul

Here are faith-based songs that offered comfort to my soul during those early days after I received the diagnosis of prostate cancer. These songs may comfort you as well. Here's a thread to share the music that can help you through your journey with prostate cancer

1 1 Songs Which Comfort The Soul
by Rick Redner
May 18, 2014 18:09:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Humor & Laughter

Finding humor in unlikely places is a gift and a good laugh is medicine to the soul. Here's a place to share humor.

1 1 Funny Stories
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2013 11:00:28 GMT -5
No New Posts The Power of Words to Encourage or Discourage

The comments people share with you on this journey will encourage or discourage you. Here's a thread to discuss both.

1 2 The Power of Words to Encourage or Discourage
by Rick Redner
Apr 7, 2014 10:14:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Most Recent News About Prostate Cancer

Here's a link that is updated daily to provide news and information about prostate cancer.

1 3 Breaking Developments on Research, Treatment & Prevention
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2014 19:49:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Helpful Tips On Telling Others You Have Prostate Cancer

How to tell other people you have prostate cancer isn't an easy task. Here you'll receive advice and information about the ways to break the news to friends and family

1 3 Breaking the news
by Rick Redner
Feb 26, 2014 21:25:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Ten Tips On Coping With Prostate Cancer

Almost 3 years post-surgery, I offer 10 tips to coping with prostate cancer. Here's a chance to discuss the life lessons we've learned from coping with prostate cancer

1 1 Tips Coping With Prostate Cancer
by Rick Redner
Jan 16, 2014 10:47:26 GMT -5
No New Posts How Your Faith Made A Difference

If your faith made a difference in your thoughts, your feelings, attitudes, what you did, or how you cope, please share that here.

2 2 Don't Waste Your Cancer
by Rick Redner
Apr 18, 2013 16:02:13 GMT -5
No New Posts My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer

This thread is meant to connect women whose husbands were recently diagnosed with prostate cancer

1 2 My husband was just diagnosed with prostate cancer
by cinare
Nov 16, 2022 19:20:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Divorce Proof Your Marriage Now-Before Treatment

Treating prostate cancer aggressively means there will be life altering consequences. If you choose surgery, in a few months you'll be facing the loss of urinary control and probably erectile dysfunction. Now is the time to tune-up your marriage for a long and difficult journey. Here's a thread that will assist you with this task.

1 1 Divorce Proof Your Marriage BEFORE Surgery
by Rick Redner
Jan 10, 2014 11:23:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Our Fourm In The News

A newspaper article about our forum and ministry. My wife and I were interviewed for this story

1 1 Modesto Bee Article
by Rick Redner
Dec 17, 2013 21:59:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Frequently Asked Questions

It would be great to put together a list of questions most men/couples have and would like answered prior to surgery.
Here's the thread to put that list together

1 1 Frequently Asked Questions
by Rick Redner
Sept 12, 2013 18:28:11 GMT -5
No New Posts New Help Deciding a Treatment Option

Here are links to articles about tests and tools to help men base their treatment on facts rather than fear, it also shows that men may choose less aggressive treatment options. BEFORE you decide on a treatment option read these articles.

1 1 New tests to determine whether you need aggressive treatment
by Rick Redner
Oct 25, 2013 14:07:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Understanding Your Biopsy Results

Gleason scores explained and shared

1 3 Understanding Your Gleason Scores
by Rick Redner
Mar 3, 2013 22:55:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Don't Let Marketing or Conflicts of Interest Influence Your Decison

When you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer you want to find the best treatment suited to your diagnosis. Too many men are influenced by marketing or a conflict of interest increasing the odds of making the wrong decision. Here's a thread to sort those issues out.

1 1 Beware Of Conflicts of Interest & Marketing
by Rick Redner
Oct 30, 2013 9:09:38 GMT -5
No New Posts What if I Don't Want Surgery? What Are My Options?

If you are certain you don't want surgery or want information about other treatment options, this is the thread you'll want to check out

1 3 What other options are available if I don't want surgery
by Rick Redner
Nov 2, 2013 21:56:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Pre-Treatment Changes in Sexuality

Your sexual relationship may change for the better or worse before you begin treatment. Here's a thread to discuss how the diagnosis is affecting your sexual life.

1 1 Changes in Sexuality can take place prior to treatment
by Rick Redner
Aug 29, 2013 0:23:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Useful Tables for Statistical Analysis

Here are some links to give you a statistical analysis of your situation. There is no posting here. This site contains useful links

1 1 Helpful Links
by Rick Redner
Mar 3, 2013 11:44:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Radiation-A Treatment Without Side Effects?

I recently read a post by a man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. He saw a radiologist who told him that he can provide a treatment that will not have any side effects or bring about any quality of life issues. Is this the truth? Here's a thread that offers links to the potential long term side effects of radiation.

1 2 Is Radiation A Form Of Treatment With No Side Effects?
by Rick Redner
Jan 9, 2014 11:23:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Take Care of Legal, Emotional & Spiritual Issues

Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer is a reminder all of us are terminal. One day each of us will die from an illness, injury, accident or disease. Now is a good time for a legal, relational and spiritual check up and tune up. There are issues to take care of in order to protect you and your family.

1 1 Prostate Cancer Is A Wake Up Call-Get Your Affairs In Order
by Rick Redner
Dec 23, 2013 21:01:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Will You Be Amoung Those Who Seriously Regret Surgery?

Here's a place to discuss the causes for post surgical regret so you won't develop a serious case of buyer's remorse.

1 1 Regrets after surgery can ruin your life
by Rick Redner
Aug 12, 2013 10:44:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Pro's & Con's of Surgery

A discussion of the advantages & disadvantages of surgery

1 1 Deciding How To Treat Prostate Cancer
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2013 11:27:27 GMT -5
No New Posts How to choose a Robotic Surgeon

Why your Urologist you've known for decades may not be the right person to perform your surgery.

1 1 How to choose a Robotic Surgeon
by Rick Redner
Jul 28, 2013 15:44:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Good Comfort vs Bad Comfort

In an effort to be helpful, sometimes people make harmful or hurting comments. Here's the place to discuss the helpful and not so helpful comments people make.

1 3 What NOT to say
by Rick Redner
Jul 18, 2013 10:34:34 GMT -5
No New Posts A dangerous place for men to go

Too often men shut down when they receive the news they have prostate cancer and will not talk with their partner. If you are shutting your partner out, or you are the partner that's shut out, this thread is for you.

1 1 What to do when one of you shut down
by Rick Redner
May 2, 2013 13:05:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Lies, Dam Lies & Statistics

Statistics may convince you to have surgery, but they don't help you understand permanent life changes brought about by surgery

1 2 Lies, Dam Lies and Statistics
by Rick Redner
Jul 26, 2013 8:22:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Visit our Polls to learn what others think about PC surgery

Here's the link to an unscientific polls from those who've visited our website. If you have questions or comments about those polls, use this thread

1 1 Link to Polls
by Rick Redner
May 6, 2013 9:06:44 GMT -5
No New Posts A Great Time to Get Away

Share ideas on places to go or things to do BEFORE surgery

1 1 A Great Time to Get Away
by Rick Redner
Mar 5, 2013 12:05:03 GMT -5
No New Posts The Day Before Surgery

Things you need to do, and things you can't do before surgery

1 1 The Day Before Your Surgery
by Rick Redner
May 8, 2013 17:34:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Things to have at home

Here you'll find suggestions for things to have at home before surgery

1 1 Helpful things to have at home before surgery
by Rick Redner
May 15, 2013 13:18:38 GMT -5
No New Posts How Long To Stay in The Hospital

Why & When a 1 Day Hospital Stay is Not enough

1 1 1 Day may not be enough
by Rick Redner
Mar 2, 2013 19:02:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Pain Control

A place to discuss how well or how poorly your pain was controlled following surgery

1 3 Discuss Pain control BEFORE surgery
by Rick Redner
Jul 16, 2013 11:27:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Friends & Family

Prostate cancer effects the family and friends of the men who are diagnosed with PC. Here's a place to connect with other friends and family coping with a loved one with PC

1 1 Welcome
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2013 14:13:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Questions

After you receive the diagnosis of prostate cancer many questions may come to your mind. Here's a place to share those questions, and perhaps receive some answers.

1 1 My first question
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2013 11:11:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Get Your Daily Dose of humor & laughter here

Make no mistake about it, laughter is good for the soul. Here's a thread to receive and share humor.

1 1 Receving A Daily Dose
by Rick Redner
Dec 28, 2013 11:44:16 GMT -5
No New Posts The Serentiy Prayer

If you are finding it difficult to pray, this prayer is a very good starting point.

If you wish to share prayers that have been meaningful to you since prostate cancer has become part of your life, here's the thread to share those prayers.

1 1 The Serenity Prayer
by Rick Redner
May 7, 2013 10:02:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Prayer Requests

James 4:2
Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
The bible tells us that God can withhold blessings if we neglect to ask. Here's a place for prayer requests to be made known

1 1 Comfort through prayers and song
by Rick Redner
Mar 1, 2013 11:42:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Praise Reports

Here's the place to celebrate and/or thank God for answered prayer, a recognized movement of His Grace, Power, Activity or His Love in your life.

1 1 A Praise Report
by Rick Redner
Apr 16, 2013 9:48:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Sharing your Testimony

Here's a place to share your testimony, that is to share how or why you came to believe Jesus is Lord.

1 1 How & Why I Believe in Jesus
by Rick Redner
Apr 27, 2013 9:15:35 GMT -5
No New Posts A Reporter investigates the evidence for & against Christ

Watch this life changing video by a reporter who sought to disprove the life and claims of Jesus.

1 1 A Life Changing Video to Watch
by Rick Redner
Apr 27, 2013 9:24:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Struggling with God or Your Faith

A diagnosis of prostate cancer can bring you closer to God, or cause you to become angry and distant. Here's a place to cry out to God, express questions about faith, share your faith struggles

1 1 What Faith Did & Didn't Do
by Rick Redner
Mar 6, 2013 10:13:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Links To Great Sermons

Here you'll find links to dynamic sermons

1 1 Faith & Family Strengthening Links
by Rick Redner
Mar 8, 2013 9:22:59 GMT -5
No New Posts I Left My Prostate in San Francisco

Links to purchase: I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours?

1 1 Links to I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours?
by Rick Redner
Mar 3, 2013 22:43:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Book Discussion

If you purchased I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? and want to discuss any material in the book, here's the place to do that.

1 1 Book Discussion
by Rick Redner
Mar 31, 2013 10:03:40 GMT -5


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