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... according to the biopsy. I went in wanting to explore all the options, surgery, radiation, cyro, and even experimental. After listening to all the alternatives I opted for robotic surgery. ... (2 replies)
... around when here goes. This all started for me in 2011 with a PSA of 4.98. A week later i went to a urologist at NYU and PSA at that time was 5.4. After a course of Cipro it was 4.8. ... (3 replies)
... New Test - Same Wondrously Surprising Story! I had another PSA test on May 5 with the same result: < (less than) 0.05! That date is a few weeks past the three year anniversary of the end of my course of IMRT with TomoTherapy. :cool: I could get used to this! (5 replies)

... Hi Thomas, By now you have hopefully (and likely) had an encouraging consultation with the urologist, enabling you to forget about this incident and get on with your life. (Still, if you see this, I'm curious about what you found out.) I would be freaking out too if I were your age and knew little about the disease, but the odds are strong that you do not have prostate... (3 replies)
... e is not the only expert in the LA area. IF it turns out you have a challenging case, I cannot strongly enough urge you to consult with a top medical oncologist after talking to your urologist. ... (1 replies)
Newly diagnosed
Apr 22, 2016
... "CyberKnife" has been around for a good many years now, but the way it is used that is really exciting the radiation community has average follow-up that is now just at or beyond the five year point in leading studies, at least as of about a year ago. That may be why you were having some doubts about the accuracy of follow-up statistics. Regarding surgery after radiation,... (6 replies)
Newly diagnosed
Apr 18, 2016
... en't wholly accurate 2. It's my understanding that once you have radiation, surgery is no longer an option. I won't go into details but that was my understanding after speaking with several PC surgeons. ... (6 replies)
... right with an antibiotic, using a numbing agent and an anesthetic during the biopsy, and informing you what to look for as signs that special attention is needed after the biopsy. There is a very low risk of infection due to the biopsy, but there are good ways to cope with that if it happens. ... (1 replies)
... ho experience some undesirable side effects, such as less interest in sex. For most of us, that is not the case, and my strong impression is that you would know after three years on the drug. ... (1 replies)
... as Jim pointed out, PSA after EBRT or seeds does not go to 0 but over a few years reaches a nadir. ... (5 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. ... (5 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)
... 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)
... Any opinions or experience with salvage radiation after radical prostatecomy? ... (1 replies)
... Can any one share their experience with SRT after radical prostatectomy? ... (4 replies)
... My last PSA was 7.1 in July and that is when we made the appointment for the TURP and there was not a PSA done after that time. When I look at the Partin tables, I am concerned my PSA was likely higher than 7.1 5 months later but I do not know. ... (0 replies)

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