... and seminal vesicle involvement. I had brachytherapy and IMRT along with 18 months of ADT. After treatment my PSA went to .1. ... (0 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. ... (9 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. ... (9 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. ... (9 replies)
... so it can reach those metastases. It will be able to knock them back, but it rarely kills all the cancer at those sites, so eventually it is likely to come back after it adjusts to the ADT, freeing itself, at least partially, from ADT control. ... (5 replies)
... radiation ... and then ask for the PET scan maybe 6 months after the radiation treatment is done. The 2nd urologist was less than enthused with the surgical option after seeing that I had TURP. ... (5 replies)
... of the bone. However, as you can readily see, cancers that are just a bit smaller can slip under the radar and cause a lot of trouble after they continue to grow. ... (5 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... (4 replies)
... In conclusion, RARP is feasible after TURP, with good overall results being achieved. However, previous prostate surgery can cause difficulties for the surgical team during radical prostatectomy ... ... (5 replies)
... Information on surgery after TURP. My recollection is that your impression of a prior TURPs impact on surgery is correct. ... (5 replies)
... tment. The prior TURP surgery supposedly makes RP more difficult or raises the risk of the usual nasty complications. Has anyone had surgery for prostate removal after TURP? ... (5 replies)
... While I have been following prostate cancer developments for many years, my main therapies were ADT and after 13 years radiation for a challenging case, so I do not have first hand experience with robotic RP; I hope you get other responses.
That said, I am aware of several names and institutions that you might want to check. Dr. Ash Tewari, practicing in New York City, was... (1 replies)
... negative biopsy we have to get to the bottom of this elevated PSA. My last PSA went down by half a point after a number of months but it is still higher than it has ever been. Chronic prostatitis may be a culprit but better to find out for certain. ... (22 replies)
... Hi again Jack.
"Gleason 8" gets your attention, but there have been many good outcomes.
There is substantial research indicating that men with "high-risk" cases (Gleason 8 makes a case high-risk) generally do a lot better when on a longer course of ADT, in contrast to no advantage for any ADT for low-risk men and a fairly short course for intermediate-risk patients. ... (9 replies)
... just speculating here. WSOPeddie concluded that radiation after surgery was not an option. ... (4 replies)
... Hi. You got your positive biopsy two days after I got mine. I don't know how to add much to your decision. ... (4 replies)
... Went to the Urologist today to meet about my latest PSA score. He recommended that the next step after slightly lowered but still high PSA was to do an MRI before ordering another biopsy. ... (10 replies)
... time prostate biopsy and it really helped me prepare for what to expect. Truthfully, I shared much of the same experiences relative to anxiety, worry, pain and after effects. It's inspiring to hear some success stories like yours and the valuable information you impart. Please stay in touch. ... (10 replies)
... he drug inhibitors you mentioned. I will be travelling to Europe soon so I would love to have some relief from the difficulty of peeing each morning. Funny thing after the morning struggle, I'm relatively fine during the day. Go figure ? ... (10 replies)
... a higher risk in patients after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. ... (10 replies)