I have been travelling so much in places with limited internet possibilities that I really neglected all the forums.
The good news, if not for the hot flashes and lower libido everything is going super well with me.
I was accepted in a double blind study for Zytiga. I am finishing my third month on that trial.
Zytiga and prednisone (maybe placebo) are added to my... (4 replies)
... I am a Gleason 9 still kicking around after 9 years. One of the things I have come to realize is that for Gleason 8, 9,10 men the game is entirely different and should be treated differently. ... (13 replies)
... I was told that the surgeons like to wait for about 2 months after biopsy for operation to let swelling go down. ... (13 replies)
... Have appt at Stanford 8/5 for removal consultation and surgery is i would assume at least 3 weeks to a month after...Should I be do a hormone treatment immediately to stop cancer growth or wait and see what the Stanford doctor says....So radiation should not even be considered.... (13 replies)
... me. In my case, my PSA was 112 when I had blood drawn at the same time I had a urinary tract infection. My PSA was 4.7 the previous year, was 11.2 at 3 months after the 112 and it dropped to a stable 6.8 after 9 months, then 6.6 at 3 months after that. A biopsy at that point showed 2 samples out of 12 were cancerous. ... (3 replies)
... My husband is 6 months past treatment ( 5 weeks EBRT and 4 sessions of brachy and 4 months HT) and had an appt with his RO. His psa is .2. The RO said that a nodule is still palpable. Is that normal? (0 replies)
... Around the Boston Massachusetts, Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline area medical centers who are the best urologists or related MDs with expert knowledge about prostate cancer concerns of q ueer/bisexual/gay men?... or are advocates with Kinsey Two-Sixers openly!
Please note a now widely reappropriated word, explained in Wikipedia article: q ueer
A yet unanswered question.... (0 replies)
... I'm 71 and just had a PSA and free PSA test after having none for 5 years. Decided to have both after feeling that my prostate is enlarged and then having trouble peeing in the morning for a week. ... (1 replies)
... Alas, Mia, Dana was mistaken and we cannot talk to him until we see him in October. This is because we are not an "established" patient. I saw part of the letter from the cancer agency to our local oncologist and it was really doom and gloom except for the part about the disappearing met. Neither doctor thought to mention this.
The headache is less this morning but still... (42 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)
... I'd like to know for how long one can expect to experience almost a complete urinary retention after having had such a biopsy. ... (0 replies)
... A member of my local PCa support group has been very happy with his. Better than even when he was younger he says. After 8 or so years his old one was diminishing due to lost valve support and he just had a second one put in. He is strongly in support of it. ... (2 replies)
... h a case, it is typical to experience what they call "Bounce PSA". This is a "phenomenon" from radiation therapies where the PSA becomes erratic with sudden rise after a decline and then starts slowing down reaching a nadir, many months post treatment. There are cases of patients reporting 4 years on bounce. ... (1 replies)
... I received my PSA blood test score today of 1.5. This is 14 months after Proton Treatment at Loma Linda. ... (1 replies)
... I'm being evaluated by the VA for penile implant after prostate cancer cured about 11 years ago. Any experience or opinions with implants. ... (2 replies)
... my husband p.s.a was 45. he had the one injection and he has just been on the hormone tablets only for the last 2 years. p.s.a now 3.9. they wanted him to have the prostate taken out nearly 3 years ago but decided to wait and see. he has not had any sickness or illness and we have had a very good healthy 3 years. sex included. he is 67. Now I have to wonder what state he... (1 replies)