... I went to UCLA to consult with Dr Kamrava about HDR and UCSF about whatever Dr. Roach would recommend. At UCLA, after my 3tMRI, he suggested HDR with a Lupron(22.5) shot now and a total of 6 to 9 months. He also said to stop the Avodart since it is apparently not doing any good. I would get the Lupron shot and 3 weeks later 1 day of prep and HDR the following day. Followup... (14 replies)
... My partner had a prostate biopsy on 5/15/13 due to an elevated PSA and a nodule noted on DRE. He learned today that he has cancer. We have an appointment this Thursday and would like to know what questions to ask. I understand the Gleason score, but there are so many other things discussed here I don't understand. Perhaps there is a thread regarding this issue that someone... (0 replies)
... If they gave the dimensions of the prostate, I can calculate the volume for you, or if you call the uro's office and ask, they can probably tell you. T2a or b is good and won't preclude any treatments.
If I haven't overloaded you already, you may be interested in reading about the results of the standard combination protocol of IMRT with a brachy boost. Ten years after... (17 replies)
... I haven't posted for awhile but would like to share an update. My husband's PSA is now .4 and the prognosis is looking better.
Just to recap, this is a 48 year old with extensive lymph node involvement and a small bone spot diagnosed in Sep 2012. He responded well to lupron in the first six weeks -- PSA went from 358 to 7, but then began to climb again quickly. Local... (20 replies)
... he needed to keep an eye on it. He wanted me to get another test done after a month and something called a free PSA so he 'could get a little cleared understanding'. ... (0 replies)
... free probability after salvage radiation therapy. ... (6 replies)
... free probability after 25 years post RP. ... (6 replies)
... Disease free survival rates for prostate cancer after radical prostatecomy. ... (6 replies)
... After which treatment? (6 replies)
... Where can I find 5, 10 and 15 year disease free survival rates for prostate cancer after radical prostatecomy? ... (6 replies)
... tion. The cat scan showed a small margin between the prostate tissue and the uretha and I never had a drop of blood in my urine from the first urination 2 hours after the procedure. The cat scan looked like a prescise placement of all 90 seeds. ... (0 replies)
... I had a PSA taken 12 hours after getting a urinary tract infection. PSA was 112. It took about 6 months for the PSA to return to normal. Be patient. ... (5 replies)
... Learning to Pee Again
This is going to be TMI (Too Much Information) but it might be helpful to someone else out there. I had a Foley catheter in for about 20 hours. After it came out, the nurse told me I had 3 to 5 hours to “produce” urine or I had to get another catheter. I wanted to go home so I drank water and fruit juice. In twenty minutes (or so) I got the urge and... (0 replies)
... failed SRT after RP, was told by Dr. ... (10 replies)
... I've just read over this thread and I'll jump on the bandwagon. Irv is in the same situation. After a failed prostatectomy in November, 2010, Irv went on his first round of IADT3 in February, 2011, for one year. ... (10 replies)
... Hello: I had my prostate removed 11/12/2010 davinci robotic procedure gleason 4+3.
PSA after surgery was normal <.1
3 months ago PSA 1.54, 3 weeks ago 1.4
I have scheduled ct and bone scan for tomorrow.
What are my options if scans are negative? (2 replies)
... I passed operation of prostate in 2001 and after it a radiation what finished my good life 3 years after. Is there any thing that can treat and stop this incontinence. ... (3 replies)
... implants Jan 2012. Pre treatment PSA WAS 4.0. I know that with RT that it could take 12 to 18 months for my psa to settle down. The following are my PSA numbers after treatment. Clearly, seems like they're going up a little too much. Is this just a "psa bounce" or is it possible sign of a recurrence. ... (4 replies)
... It is this last reading which is of concern to me. As I understand it, most men experience the "bump" within the first 24 months after radiation. My oncologist tells me we have to wait to see what happens to the PSA in 3 and then 6 months to obtain some sense of what this might mean. ... (1 replies)
... Back in May I got the dreaded call from my doc after a bunch of routine blood work. He said that my PSA was 4. ... (0 replies)