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... and EColi infection in his urine. After antibiotics and repeat urine cultures, the urine was clear. ... (0 replies)
Changes in PSA/PC
Mar 15, 2018
... Thank you so much. Extremely helpful information. (3 replies)
... Positive margin after friendís surgery March 15 fell on a Wednesday 18 years ago. A friend of mine from church had been diagnosed with prostate cancer about the same time I was diagnosed, and he had recently had a prostatectomy. When we talked on this day he said he was recovering well but that his post-surgery pathology report revealed a positive margin. :( :confused: ... (33 replies)

Changes in PSA/PC
Mar 14, 2018
... Hi Jose and welcome to the Board! :) Iím thinking your urologist strongly suspects infection is causing your fluctuating PSA results as those results are consistent with the classic pattern for prostate infections that wax and wane but not with prostate cancer. Your symptoms too are consistent with infection, but they are also consistent with prostate cancer that is quite... (3 replies)
PSA update
Mar 7, 2018
... up after such a rough start. ... (1 replies)
Post surgery PSA
Mar 7, 2018
... That is wonderful, especially after your concerns after getting the surgery results. ... (1 replies)
Mar 7, 2018
... I have not faced this personally but over the years have heard and read a lot about urinary issues after prostate cancer treatments. ... (1 replies)
PSA update
Mar 6, 2018
... hello ..just wanted to update my status, first mentioned here - ..still psa below measurable ..on ultrasensitive psa test..after rp in may 2006 with psa of 54 and gleason score of 5+4 ...went thru triple blockade with casodex..lupron (3yrs ) chemo with taxotere for 6wks and imrt radiation... (1 replies)
Post surgery PSA
Mar 4, 2018
... st PSA after prostatectomy, I was told cancer was undetectable, however I now know the result was .006 with a ultra sensitive test. ... (1 replies)
... You should do better after recovering more fully. Four months is very early after surgery to see how you will do after the usual healing process is more mature. ... (1 replies)
... the prostate. Unfortunately, while salvage surgery or radiation can cure cancer after the primary treatment has failed, the rate of success is not as high as we would like. There are also some other emerging salvage options. ... (33 replies)
... Hi Pat, Here is one source, our old friend PubMed, the online public medicine library that is such a marvelous unit of our National Library of Medicine under the US National Institutes of Health. Go to, and search for - prostatectomy AND edema AND (leg OR abdomen) . That yields a lot of hits, where you can click on the hypertext to get an abstract if there... (4 replies)
... I have no direct experience with this, but was curious. Edema after cancer therapy is generally something you hear about, but what was the incidence, etc. after prostatectomy? ... (4 replies)
... Has anyone experienced fluid retention after a prostatectomy. I had robotic surgery mid October, and the swelling in legs and lower abs has been noticeable the last few weeks. ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I had my surgery last October, for the first few weeks I wore "Depends", fairly soon after I just used an "Always" 10 hour pad in my briefs. "Colace" will help with BM the first week or so. I didn't have much appetite for a couple weeks. ... (1 replies)
... But then it was on to business. The first preparation was a shot that marked the blood cells. After that came the intravenous dose of the ProstaScint monoclonal antibody. The technician who inserted the IV injection of the seeker and marker was excellent. ... (33 replies)
... I would have been able to have had radiation within months of diagnosis, after starting supportive ADT, if I had been diagnosed more recently instead of in 1999. ... (33 replies)
Any Thoughts
Feb 3, 2018
... Thank you so much Jim. My first PSA after surgery was 0. ... (17 replies)
Just diagnosed
Feb 3, 2018
... that the drugs do not do that but rather make such high grade cancer easier to detect. I have been on finasteride or dutasteride continuously since nine months after my diagnosis in December 1999. Dutasteride and a statin are key parts of my safety net against a recurrence. ... (10 replies)
Fluctuating psa
Feb 2, 2018
... done at Memorial Sloan Kettering and they all came back negative. That was after the 4k test and the targeted MRI. My PSA is 4.4, free PSA was 24 and my prostate size is 60cc. The doctor and all of the people that assisted were great. ... (6 replies)

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