... I will be going to MSKK (Sloan) this Friday . Do you think they will suggest radiation after surgery due to the number of Positive cores and % along with the +DRE ? I was a little surprised at the number of positive cores, it seems like the whole prostate in infected. also most of the PNI is near the base by the Seminal Vesicles and the nodule on the apex. The week seems to be... (10 replies)
... HE has two doctors who contradict each other, one suggested to stay on hormone therapy, the other is offering brachyo, and continuation of the hormone therapy after that. The first doctor said that brachyo is not intended for patients with metastases. ... (0 replies)
... and if I were offered a second chance I would not have delayed as long before the EBRT and seeds, which took over three months after diagnosis due to travel and a bout with pnuemonia and starting the firmagon. ... (4 replies)
... soundly done ADT may still work for you, which would mean you could go back on ADT after your chemo, which also fits very nicely into the program. ... (4 replies)
... Not appropriate for me at this time since I am on Chemo. Hopefully the chemo gives me more time than the 3 months extra Xofigo does on average. It can be used after chemo, plus Dr has other plans depending on progression which may include this and other treatments. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks to you both for your input, I will not rush my decision and will do thorough research on all my options. Nice to hear all is going well after your surgery. ... (10 replies)
... Initial treatment after biopsy indicated cancer in 4 cores with highest Gleason 9. ADT for a while then EBRT followed by seeds. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for the congrats Jim. As much as I can rejoice about the negative MRI I'm still at a loss at why my psa is elevated. My last PSA went down half a point after 5 months. My urologist did say I have a very large prostate, there were no signs of infection or signs of cancer. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Baptista!
Thanks, and it's great to see you posting!
Jim (13 replies)
... Hi Jim,
I just login to congratulate your results. Two years of undetectable PSA under "clean" ADT environment is super. You may have knocked down the bandit for good with the RT shot.
Best wishes and peace of mind.
Baptista (13 replies)
... ns elevated to repeat a biopsy. He told me I did have a large prostate and will have to live the symptoms of BPH. No imflamation or infection was evident. So after a negatibe biopsy , a negative MRI not sure what the future holds becuase I still have a high PSA. ... (14 replies)
... :) Jim you are inspiration to all those in here. Many more successful readings. Cheers bud! (13 replies)
... Just reporting in to say I had my mpMRI after getting back from an amzing trip in Europe. I'm awaiting results from my Uro to try to explain why PSA is so elevated. ... (14 replies)
... for many years, and, with one striking exception, those reports have been disappointing once they get beyond the first year or so after initial HIFU treatment. ... (6 replies)
... real uncomfortable pain. After that day, all the pain disappeared. I still remember it well. ... (6 replies)
... constant reminder that something is "wrong"....After the big biopsy on Saturday, on Monday afternoon my whole back "caught fire" I thought maybe kidney infection after biopsy, went to GP yesterday, not an infection, she also thinks my secondary tumour and metastasis fears are unfounded.... ... (6 replies)
... About that hip pain, I'll add to what Jack said. I do racewalking for fitness, and for years a muscle in my hip would be sore after an intense workout. Three years ago I was doing some emergency lifting and the next day had difficulty walking because that "muscle" was so sore. ... (6 replies)
... Gleason 8. I'll be getting a six month shot. I've been encouraged to take at least 2 more 6 month shots after that. ... (13 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. ... (13 replies)
... ted with were enthusiastic about the surgical option. I will get my eligard shot in less than two weeks and then a 9 week course of radiation starting two months after that. I insisted on, and am taking, casodex as a preparation for the eligard shot. ... (13 replies)