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... After the Uro's visit to follow up on my latest psa numbers he informed me that he is quite pleased that over the last 3 months I've had a substantial drop of 5.1 in my psa since starting Flowmax. He thinks that considering the large size of my prostate, the medication may be helping to ease my BPH symptoms which is reflected in lower psa values. Another psa test is scheduled... (28 replies)
... Well after a most enjoyable trip to the Western Caribbean with 2 weeks of R and R under the palm trees and sun, it is back to prostate reality. ... (28 replies)
... Has anyone on the board suffered Contracture of the bladder neck after prostatectomy? ... (0 replies)

... Given the duality of my problem I decided on a TURP after much angst. My hope that it might also clear some of the calcification was realized in part. ... (3 replies)
... My doc has suggested that I consider chemo after radiation. I've had surgery and had positive margins. No evidence of spread to my lymph nodes or bones. I'm 55 years old. I am also on Lupron. ... (2 replies)
... like the cause is the prostatitis you have had, as the doctors suspected some time ago. As you may know now, prostatitis can boost PSA A LOT and fast, and then, after scaring you, it drops again. ... (3 replies)
... who answered my plethora of questions. She decided to cancel the biopsy for next week and schedule an MRI instead. After MRI I'll go in for consult and to determine next step, which she said would most likely be biopsy. ... (3 replies)
... Hope the New year sees you well. I just feel I have to talk to somebody after the latest PSA results. Since the last time we chatted I got the news my MRI was negative for pca and so was my earlier biopsy. ... (28 replies)
... I'm closing in on four years since completing radiation, and it continues to be a welcome gift that my PSA has been so low, as PSAs after radiation for patients like me with intact prostates are usually in the tenths or even low digits. ... (1 replies)
... y radiation, but none looked relevant. Also, I've been at this a long time and very actively, and I don't recall running across results like your recent decline after salvage radiation. ... (1 replies)
... prostate cancer in 2004 and had laparoscopic prostatectomy at Sloan Kettering that time. After failure in 2009 I had external beam salvage radiation which knocked my PSA down to .02 for a few years then, it started up again. ... (1 replies)
... es and appears to be significantly better, generally for higher risk, so you can be confident. The side effect profile, while not completely flat, is pretty low after you get past the treatment. ... (11 replies)
... I joined this site to give a warning to younger guys about the operation on the prostrate known as a TURP, trans-urethral resection of the prostate (a surgical procedure used to cut away a section of the prostate gland if it's causing men problems passing water); but when I came to post, the thread was close, so here is what I wanted to say: Since I was a young boy I have... (3 replies)
... As you pointed out, PSA after EBRT or seeds does not go to 0 but over a few years reaches a nadir. ... (11 replies)
... With the challenging way my case started out back in 1999, I'm kind of amazed that my PSA after radiation has been so low. ... (11 replies)
... risk case, a course of hormonal blockade is often advisable to support the radiation, and that should knock the PSA back down after the scan. ... (1 replies)
... My urologist wanted me to do this oncotypeDX test. But after researching it, I decided against it. He called me and asked why? ... (1 replies)
... After my surgery (robotic laparoscopic), the catheter was in for 2 weeks. There were decreasing amounts of blood in the bag for 4 days then all was fine until day 10. Then, a long red thread-like thing appeared in the bag. When I emptied the bag into the toilet and flushed it, the red color (blood) disappeared and the thing turned out to be a black stitch about 6 inches... (2 replies)
... My husband had his prostate removed laparoscopically for prostate cancer. The surgery went well. He had a catheter for a week. It was removed and all seemed well. Good control, no leakage. None of the things he feared. But then urine flow slowed then stopped, and we had to go to the ER to have a catheter re-inserted, 16 hours after removal (OF COURSE this could not happen... (2 replies)
... Update: Rising PSA after initial PCa treatment in 2007 My PSA as of March 2014 is 0.26. So, the results are unchanged for the past six months. My PSA doubling time is 14.85 months. Since december 2013, I have been taking metformin, pomegranate extract and full Spectrum Pomi-T whole food supplement (broccoli, turmeric, pomegranate and green tea) daily to arrest the growth of... (4 replies)

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