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... d until April of 2014. The ADT alone really knocks down both libido and erectile function, but typically patients recover when they go off the ADT. I recovered after each of the three previous cycles of ADT, though somewhat less each time. ... (1 replies)
... the elevator. I went into the procedure room, talked for a couple minutes, literally it felt like I blinked my eyes it was that nice and I was awake in recovery. After a few minutes I went home felling great. I hope this long letter helps someone as well as it did me. ... (4 replies)
... How hard it is to go through those first awful days after the diagnosis! ... (9 replies)

... e disease, and it includes quite reliable information whether it has spread through the capsule. mpMRI is being done rather frequently these days to stage cases after diagnosis, or sometimes to aid a decision whether to do a biopsy and what areas of the prostate to sample. Do you know that your planned MRI will be a mpMRI? ... (9 replies)
PSA almost doubed
Jul 23, 2016
... ar to the Gleason in that it evaluates 4 prostate specific markers to come up with an accurate risk of aggressive cancer. It is typically used before a biopsy or after a negative biopsy outcome. I am hoping the MRI is all I need to find the issue. ... (13 replies)
PSA almost doubed
Jul 21, 2016
... That happened to my dad and each biopsy came back negative. He wouldn't get any more biopsies after that. He was in his 70s when that occurred and he lived to be 90. ... (13 replies)
... Naps were typical for me during the therapy in March and April of 2013, definitely more than usual. That continued for about a month after therapy, but in late May there were many days when I did not need a nap, and by late June naps were infrequent. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Milos (and DP56), I am now a 16 1/2 year survivor of once challenging, life-threatening prostate cancer, and I believe I am cured because of IMRT radiation, supported by 18 months of triple hormonal therapy (also known as triple Androgen Deprivation Therapy - ADT) in 2013. My PSA since radiation has never exceeded "less than 0.05", which is remarkably low. I am doing... (9 replies)
... me testosterone replacement and fatigue lifted and cycling fitness slowly recovered. Recovery after 2 years absent TRT I didn't experience so can't say how long it takes. ... (2 replies)
... After receiving HDR and External radiation for prostate cancer feeling of exhaustion late afternoon. Does it ever go away? (2 replies)
... I had a biopsy done this year after watching a slowly elevating PSA for over 4 years. ... (4 replies)
... 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. ... (9 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. ... (5 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)
... 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)

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