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The Lupron Fatigue
Jun 28, 2017
... I experienced the same type of soreness to the point that it made it difficult to sleep on my back for a few days after the shot. However, after switching to a new doctor whose team gave the shot higher up in the butt muscle, that soreness was negligible. ... (2 replies)
... my latest PSA test showed a 3rd consecutive decline from 19.6, 14.6 to a 10.8 after 9 months. The last 6 months, I have been on Flomax which I feel has had some influence on lowering the psa as it helped ease my BPH syptoms. ... (34 replies)
Prostate biopsy
Jun 21, 2017
... neuroendocrine prostate cancer" AND radiation . That search yielded six hits, and the six, together with leads to "similar articles" after you access the abstract, provided some intriguing information. ... (5 replies)

... stealthy aggressive cases that are detected by monitoring can be treated in time to cure, with results virtually identical to results of patients treated shortly after diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
... I had been taking antibiotic medicine according to the doctor and after four months checking my PSA again and it was 4. ... (1 replies)
Prostate biopsy
May 26, 2017
... Hi Jim, Sorry to take a while to get back to you. Your extensive, thoughtful and well-written comment deserved some time to digest on my part. Last December I found out from a urologist from Queens Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii, who performed a needle biopsy, that I have small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Early January through Early May I had 6 chemo sessions at... (5 replies)
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Gleason 8
May 1, 2017
... Be assured you are not alone in feeling tense after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. It is typically a scary time. ... (1 replies)
... y radiation, but none looked relevant. Also, I've been at this a long time and very actively, and I don't recall running across results like your recent decline after salvage radiation. ... (1 replies)
... prostate cancer in 2004 and had laparoscopic prostatectomy at Sloan Kettering that time. After failure in 2009 I had external beam salvage radiation which knocked my PSA down to .02 for a few years then, it started up again. ... (1 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. ... (11 replies)
... I joined this site to give a warning to younger guys about the operation on the prostrate known as a TURP, trans-urethral resection of the prostate (a surgical procedure used to cut away a section of the prostate gland if it's causing men problems passing water); but when I came to post, the thread was close, so here is what I wanted to say: Since I was a young boy I have... (3 replies)
... As you pointed out, PSA after EBRT or seeds does not go to 0 but over a few years reaches a nadir. ... (11 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. ... (11 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)


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