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... Iím sorry your shot at a cure with surgery did not work out. At least you have rid yourself of the bulk of the cancer. As you may know by now, usually cancer that has spread beyond the capsule is not far from the capsule for a substantial time, as a rule. The odds are good that it will be within the range of radiation, and radiation in 2016 should be enough for a good... (2 replies)
PSA MRI and pain
Nov 20, 2016
... Hi Ted, You know quite a bit more about prostate cancer and its diagnosis than I did back in 1999 when I was diagnosed with a challenging case. However, a little knowledge can cause a lot of needless anxiety, which I believe is your situation, along with the benefit of motivating us to get things checked out, as you have. While I knew very little at the beginning and have... (3 replies)
PSA MRI and pain
Nov 17, 2016
... I am 49, and I am looking for help. I had PSA 3.7 11/14 after DRE at Mayo Clinic. Doctor said it is elevated, and rechecked again on 05/15 PSA 3.1. Both these times I did not know I must have no ejaculation for 48 hours. January 2016, I went to a local urologist, he did DRE and said normal, PSA 2.47 (after DRE?) Three weeks of Cipro PSA 2.5 Free PSA 29.2. Two months later I... (3 replies)

... I went on firmagon followed by Lupron shots in advance of radiation treatment by EBRT and seeds two years ago. Came off Lupron after 8 months against Drs. recommendation to stay on at least two years. I didn't like the hot flashes and wanted to lose impotence. ... (3 replies)
... I experienced a bit of this discomfort but at the level of minor nuisance, and my recollection is that it would go away after several months on Lupron. Most of us do not experience this. Pain relievers can help, if needed. ... (3 replies)
... a synergistic effect. ADT after radiation also seems to help in advanced cases. ... (1 replies)
... I will be going to MSKK (Sloan) this Friday . Do you think they will suggest radiation after surgery due to the number of Positive cores and % along with the +DRE ? I was a little surprised at the number of positive cores, it seems like the whole prostate in infected. also most of the PNI is near the base by the Seminal Vesicles and the nodule on the apex. The week seems to be... (10 replies)
... HE has two doctors who contradict each other, one suggested to stay on hormone therapy, the other is offering brachyo, and continuation of the hormone therapy after that. The first doctor said that brachyo is not intended for patients with metastases. ... (1 replies)
... and if I were offered a second chance I would not have delayed as long before the EBRT and seeds, which took over three months after diagnosis due to travel and a bout with pnuemonia and starting the firmagon. ... (4 replies)
... soundly done ADT may still work for you, which would mean you could go back on ADT after your chemo, which also fits very nicely into the program. ... (4 replies)
... Not appropriate for me at this time since I am on Chemo. Hopefully the chemo gives me more time than the 3 months extra Xofigo does on average. It can be used after chemo, plus Dr has other plans depending on progression which may include this and other treatments. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks to you both for your input, I will not rush my decision and will do thorough research on all my options. Nice to hear all is going well after your surgery. ... (10 replies)
... Initial treatment after biopsy indicated cancer in 4 cores with highest Gleason 9. ADT for a while then EBRT followed by seeds. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for the congrats Jim. As much as I can rejoice about the negative MRI I'm still at a loss at why my psa is elevated. My last PSA went down half a point after 5 months. My urologist did say I have a very large prostate, there were no signs of infection or signs of cancer. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Baptista! Thanks, and it's great to see you posting! Jim (13 replies)
... Hi Jim, I just login to congratulate your results. Two years of undetectable PSA under "clean" ADT environment is super. You may have knocked down the bandit for good with the RT shot. Best wishes and peace of mind. Baptista (13 replies)
... ns elevated to repeat a biopsy. He told me I did have a large prostate and will have to live the symptoms of BPH. No imflamation or infection was evident. So after a negatibe biopsy , a negative MRI not sure what the future holds becuase I still have a high PSA. ... (14 replies)
... :) Jim you are inspiration to all those in here. Many more successful readings. Cheers bud! (13 replies)
... Just reporting in to say I had my mpMRI after getting back from an amzing trip in Europe. I'm awaiting results from my Uro to try to explain why PSA is so elevated. ... (14 replies)
... for many years, and, with one striking exception, those reports have been disappointing once they get beyond the first year or so after initial HIFU treatment. ... (6 replies)

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