YANA - YOU ARE NOT ALONE NOW
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT SITE
STRANGE PLACE LINKS:
PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY :
GETTING STARTED - THE FOREST OF FEAR :
GETTING STARTED - THE PROCESS
STAGING AND DIAGNOSIS :
BEYOND DIAGNOSIS - THE DESERT OF DOUBT :
BEYOND TREATMENT - THE PLAINS OF RECOVERY :
SURVIVOR STORIES :
DISCUSSION FORUM :
A STRANGE PLACE
is part 5 of a 5 part Information Guide. Introduction:
men diagnosed with prostate cancer finally arrive at Remission defined as "the
state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness, with
the possibility of return of disease activity". The journey is a long
one and fraught with difficulties, as we have seen. It requires many years before
anyone can say with any certainty they have made it free and clear. The risk of
recurrence for most local treatments after five years is small and diminishes
as time goes by until, at ten years, the risk of recurrence is very small indeed.
Unfortunately it is always there.
Most of the people who make it here to
Remission - men and their partners - say that the experience has been beneficial.
They appreciate life and their loved ones more. They enjoy each day because they
have had an intimation of mortality. It seems ironic that we have to be diagnosed
with a life-threatening disease before we truly appreciate how wonderful our lives
FORGET: THERE IS LIFE AFTER A PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS.