... "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)
... 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)
... as Jim pointed out, PSA after EBRT or seeds does not go to 0 but over a few years reaches a nadir. ... (4 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)
... I do take some comfort in reading the stories of the warriors, like you, who are winning the battle against this disease, year after year. ... (6 replies)
Ive been a board member for a bit but have not really done any postings to speak up.
I'm a 65 yr male with well controlled hypertension as well as glaucoma, but otherwise in pretty good Health
The last couple of years my PSA has been rising. In 14 it was 2.5, in 15 it was 3.3.
I visited the Urologist and he suggested a Prostate biopsy.
He thought since I was a... (1 replies)
... My husband is a 59 yr-old man. November 2015 First psa 4.4--after 10-day course of Cipro, repeat psa 5.7 and free psa was 13%. Paid for MRI with the following results: Lesion 1:An ill-defined nodule is present in the left medial peripheral zone base and the medial mid portion of the gland and measures approximately 7 millimeters X 5 millimeters X 11 millimeters and... (6 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. ... (4 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)
... 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)