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... stage. I was not a candidate for surgery and had to have hormone therapy and radio therapy. The PSA results increased immediately following radiotherapy but then after a few months the PSA levels dropped. the lowest they achieved was 3.6. this was christmas 2013. Since then the PSA levels have increased. ... (0 replies)
... Urologist supported my decision and 14 months after my prostatectomy I had an AMS800 installed. ... (0 replies)
... I am sorry to hear of the upgrade to a 9, I went through that 10 years ago. Lupron would seem prudent however ask you Dr about preceding it with Casodex(can't remember the generic) to reduce the impact of flare in PSA on start up. Radiation would also make sense since the problem may be in the prostate bed. There are more sensitive scans available that can help pinpoint... (1 replies)

... and was rushed to the ER, where it was discovered that he had six tumors on his spine. The neurosurgeon relieved the pressure, removed as much as he could, and after a month in rehab, my father received radiation on the remaining tumors. ... (0 replies)
... I'm posting for my husband, who is 55 years old, and otherwise a very healthy man. In August, a routine bloodwork showed a PSA of 26. Subsequent biopsy showed positive for prostate cancer in 8 out of 8 cores and a Gleason Score of 7. A bone scan and CT scan showed no progression, so an RP was scheduled (robotic) on October 22. Post-op pathology was not good. Gleason was... (1 replies)
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... He is right. The bump felt by the DRE and a Gleason of 6 is appropriate circumstances for "disappointment." You are right ...3 is better than 4...and 6 is better than 7 or 8. If his urologist suggests treatment and not repeating the biopsy, I doubt that this means it is "aggressive" (your early fear). The urologist may want to take advantage of the early detection,... (3 replies)
... My husband cannot contact his urologoist until after 12 Jan 2015 so he got the results of his biopsy from his GP. ... (3 replies)
... ought forward because I am suspecting noone else wanted to be hospital having this procedure so near to Christmas. If the news is bad I hope we don't hear until after Christmas ? ... (0 replies)
... me actions suggested in reading literature and on boards like practice with my doctors. So maybe you will get your search aided from the doctor after he has the biopsy results. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you Dale for the encouraging words. It means a lot through these troubling times. By the way, after taking another PSA test when I visited my urologist this week, it jumped to 7. ... (5 replies)
... I am now 65 years old and for the last few years my PSA stayed in the mid to upper 3s after being monitored every 3 months or so. I waited one year and it has jumped to 6. ... (5 replies)
... HIFU. I read one patient's criticism..not getting help after traveling abroad and spending lots of money...another patient sang its praises. ... (6 replies)
... ave some questions for those that have been in my shoes and want knowledge and help to figure out what to do... And bare with me I am drinking some ice cold beer after a hard day of work... ... (6 replies)
... lled with b.s. marketing. I think we do have a paddle, which makes the trip more pleasant and hopeful. I am wondering what marketed options patients have tried after apparent recurrence following external radiation. Did I read that cryotherapy can be used for salvage therapy? ... (0 replies)
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... I was a little scared about my 1st injection and after reviewing as much info as I could, my mind was set. I practiced with an EVD to keep myself healthy. ... (0 replies)
... That is a good way to spend some time over the weekend: relieving that anxious spouse. All your study and knowledge is helping others...and will help you down the road. Maybe you will see that there is no current problem for which you to grab on to positive facts gained from your study. All I was doing...was trying to share in an optimistic look at the upcoming days. ... (13 replies)
... work outs or riding a horse or motorcycle. A biopsy, I read, can cause a boost but you won't be having a biopsy prior to that next test....and may not need one after you get the results of that one. Worst scenario. PSA below 2 for a few years...I would be optimistic that the DRE will be unremarkable. ... (5 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)
... Hi baiiey, last august I did 33 days of egrt, had some rectal bleeding abuot four weeks in to it,plus diarrhea four a couple weeks but nothing to serious. So far I m not experinanceing other side effects. Hoping everything works out. (1 replies)

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