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... My post of 8/14 regarding the Cyber Knife alternative was directed to Minnie08 who is avoiding a diagnostic biopsy let alone any indicated treatment for her husband if he in fact has prostate cancer because of her fear of treatment risks and side effects. The Cyber Knife is a noninvasive simple treatment that may have the benefit of significantly slowing down the progression... (13 replies)
... effects. Its suited to the older man in fragile health who can't undergo the rigors of either radical surgery or the lengthy periods required for the established radiation therapies such as IMRT, HD Brachytherapy, Conformal EBRT or the newer and highly regarded Proton Beam therapy. ... (13 replies)
... infections, a very long hospital stay, the risks of recto urinary fistulas, the risk of urinary catheters giving him urinary track infections etc. He can't have radiation therapy due to his diabetes and hypertension. ... (13 replies)

... Don's PSA is 10 and not above. I already said that I would agree to a biopsy if it went above 10. ... (13 replies)
... so at least you'd be planning the best treatment possible if he does have prostate cancer. The idea of waiting until the PSA is even higher wouldn't appeal to me, for what that's worth. ... (13 replies)
... ed to accept a diagnosis of prostate cancer and am very untrusting of PSA's, doctors etc. If I could I would trade places with my husband in a heartbeat, if his PSA could be normal. I would even rather have a terminal disease myself, then for him to have one. ... (13 replies)
... at have had chemo along with the radiation, but I understand that preliminary findings are favorable, at least from the perspective of seeing more rapid drops in PSA post treatment than for those not receiving chemo. I did not choose to have it, but there were several that did, while I was there. ... (59 replies)
... You addressed this to Jim but I thought I'd throw my two cents worth in. Good news that your PSA readings haven't changed much. ... (25 replies)
... Yes, unfortunately, that .11 PSA result is relevant, as it shows that your PSA is not somewhere in the range below what that lab's test can detect with its lower limit of . ... (3 replies)
... op PSA isn't undetectable they'll probable want to follow up with radiation of the prostate bed to clean up any cancerous tissue the surgery may have missed. ... (3 replies)
... months post brachytherapy and since then bouncing between 1. ... (5 replies)
... his hospital PSA sensitivity is .05. ... (1 replies)
Update: robotic RP
Apr 22, 2008
... My first post op PSA in Sept, 07 was 1.4. My Urologist began treatment with Lupron and we scheduled with the Radiation Oncologist. ... (10 replies)
... Those PSA levels would suggest failure after an RP, but radiation and cryo are different. ... (5 replies)
... years of hormone tretment with calutide and lupron and chemo with taxotere and prednisone.. my psa post surgery is .05 but has gone to .10 last report doubling time of 18 months.. ... (9 replies)
... fter 9 months it raised to 0.3. Now I am getting tomotherapy. Today is my 3rd session. Doctor suggests Casodex together with the radiation. But I asked to do the radiation 34 sessions first. ... (5 replies)
... the result was a PSA doubling every 11.5 months, which is pretty good, especially when you had no sign of a recurrence until the five year point. ... (5 replies)
... it is .26. I have been advised to have radiation for the same 8 week period. I have read other research where PSA levels do sometimes rise after radiation. ... (5 replies)
... oc "will probably not treat it." I didn't read anything in your post that suggested getting another opinion or going to another urologist to seek treatments like radiation therapy or chemo therapy or proton therapy or any other type of treatment... ... (7 replies)
Post surgery PSA
Nov 15, 2007
... I only recently found this board. I've been looking back and saw your post today. I thought you would like to read another viewpoint in favor of the ultrasenstive tests. ... (12 replies)

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