... ormed me that he is quite pleased that over the last 3 months I've had a substantial drop of 5.1 in my psa since starting Flowmax. He thinks that considering the large size of my prostate, the medication may be helping to ease my BPH symptoms which is reflected in lower psa values. Another psa test is scheduled in a few months. ... (28 replies)
... Yes, that's big, but far from rare. Using one rule of thumb, it would account for a PSA of about 10 just based on the benign growth. Based on the large and rapid swings in your PSA, I'm thinking your urologist is also thinking that a large prostate plus infection/inflammation is accounting for that high PSA.
Hope you have a great vacation! (28 replies)
... At this point nothing can be ruled out, but with your prior history and situation it looks most like a combination of a large prostate that gives you a substantial foundational PSA of about 7 plus an infection that is causing large and sudden swings in your PSA. ... (28 replies)
... those numbers are the prostate Height, length, and width in cm that I know from the CT scan result's . ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for the input, I have a Urologist appointment in two weeks. according to the measurements the prostate is fairly large. ... (5 replies)
... There are fairly new scans that are highly effective in determining whether there is spread of prostate cancer to soft tissue, including lymph nodes, throughout the body. ... (1 replies)
... done active surveillance is highly effective. It gives the patient extra time before treatment is needed, if it is ever needed. A large proportion of patients on AS never need treatment! ... (1 replies)
... The nurse at our urologist's office told me that most older men have some form of prostate cancer. ... (8 replies)
... Gleason score from your biopsy. The header at the top of this message board shows how to get an independent evaluation by Johns Hopkins, one of the leaders in prostate research. My older brother had a PSA that went up by .25 every year as a very steady increase. When it got to 4. ... (6 replies)
... I had an endorectal MRI at 1.5T. The rad there at this large world known cancer center told me they have not had good luck with the 3T endorectal coil. Too many artifacts. They have three 3T machines. ... (18 replies)
... I think that you can do well in returning home the soonest for such a short travel period. You will be given and taking pain killers for three days.
If that much worried, I would recommend you to prefer for having a family member accompany you than rather stay an extra night out.
Be confident. ;) (2 replies)
... I am getting an MRI and then a prostate biopsy at a large cancer center in another state. ... (2 replies)
... nk they are doing a good job but it is reasonable to use testosterone gel and monitor PSA. I had stage T2B Gleason 7. Concern was possibly beyond borders of both prostate lobes. I had 46 or 47 external radiation treatments. That damaged my large intestine permanently.I have diarrhea daily.Take Lomotil daily. This is 9 yrs later. ... (12 replies)
... Aspirin and Statin Nonuse Associated With Early Biochemical Failure After Prostate Radiation Therapy. ... (13 replies)
... some patients under careful, savvy medical management, are able to supplement with testosterone to recover from the side effects while not unduly fueling their prostate cancers. If you choose to try that, I suggest a doctor who is expert in intermittent hormonal therapy and who will insist on careful monitoring. ... (4 replies)
... in which you asked about Celebrex for prostate cancer and experiences with it. I thought Celebrex deserved its own thread, so here goes. ... (1 replies)
... stitutions like UCLA, UCI, UCSF and had 13 biopsies from 5 different urologists and an MRI. I finally found a doctor that knew what he was doing, Dr Mark Scholz, Prostate Oncology Specialists, in Marina Del Rey Ca. ... (9 replies)
... has had this blunt introduction to prostate cancer, but, though his case is challenging as Baptista noted, there is a solid basis for optimism. ... (4 replies)
... which helped to verify its benefits in prostate cancer prevention and control. Results were published in several journals and are available in the net. ... (3 replies)
... which is already available, are radioactive medicines that target bone metastases. Radiation, like IMRT or CyberKnife, can irradicate or debulk tumors that are large enough to show up on bone scans. ... (3 replies)