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... ave heard from our doctors. On the other hand, if you know the PSA doubling time, you can get a more accurate estimate for your case, but that takes a number of PSA tests, ideally at least three over 18 months, and some of us do not have that. ... (72 replies)
Looking for hope
Jul 8, 2010
... Hi rhome and welcome to the board! :wave: I'll insert a couple of comments in green, and I hope you get some input from our radiation folks. I was on that course for a challenging case, so I know something about it and have paid some attention to radiation over the years, but decided to rely only on hormonal therapy (for the past 10 + years). I never had radiation (or... (3 replies)
Looking for hope
Jul 8, 2010
... I was dx in March of 2009. My PSA at the time was 5. ... (3 replies)

... However, PSA velocity increased and he will need either chemical or surgical castration. While the CT and bone scans were clear, it is believed he has metastases in his lymph nodes. ... (1 replies)
Cheaper Hormones:
Jul 30, 2009
... Hi B, I might be able to help a little, at least providing some facts. That first year especially our budget suffered a big whack, even though we have good drug and other medical coverage. I'll insert some comments in green. Jim (1 replies)
... I'm envious of your consultation with Dr. Scholz. I'm convinced he is one of the very best! :cool: His thinking of 6 months of HT and then monitoring makes sense to me. He will be using an ultrasensitive PSA test to monitor, and that will pick up any recurrence, should there be one, very early - down in the range below 0.05 in all likelihood. The six months makes sense... (25 replies)
... Recently the board has been fortunate to have viperfred bring his enthusiasm and knowledge of CyberKnife (CK) radiation delivery under Stereotactic Body Radio Therapy (SBRT) dosing and arrangements for prostate cancer to our attention. :) He has strongly advocated it as an option, arguing that it is superior to other therapies. He and some other patients who have had the... (15 replies)
Prostate Problems
Jun 11, 2008
... sometimes it's not the absolute PSA level but the rate of increase. What has your doctor said? ... (14 replies)
... My husband had two negative biopsies. No one seemed concerned, over years. Said that was his baseline PSA level. Then, when his PSA started to rise slightly, they suggested another. ... (20 replies)
... Yes my hubby too has PC. His PSA is 9. ... (26 replies)
... Gooby: You are right about getting caught up in terminology and especially statistics, which can easily be manipulated to prove a point. Your example of "increased length of survival post diagnosis" is a perfect example. This can be explained by what statisticians call lead time bias. In the old days (before PSA) a 70 year old man would be diagnosed with prostate cancer by... (139 replies)
... of his patients experienced a lowering of their psa shortly after the hormone shot to .0 and stayed there for several months. ... (2 replies)
Newly Diagnosed
Jul 20, 2010
... ot a preventative tool and has more risk than treatment with radio therapy. Complications from anaesthesia is a low percentage but real risk to patients and the increased cores increases risk of infections and bleeding. ... (35 replies)
Prebiopsy MRI
Aug 1, 2018
... I'm in my 60's with no history of diagnosed cancer. My PSA went up 5x in a row dating back to early 2017 ( psa numbers were in the mid 3 range in early 2017, gradually increased, and most recently jumped from mid to high 4 to 9. My urologist recently recommended a Trus biopsy which would be my first prostate biopsy ever. This Urologist seems to be discounting the value... (7 replies)
Sep 11, 2012
... intriguing little uncontrolled study of ten men who had PSA progression after failed RP and salvage RT, some of whom were castrate resistant, half of them had a PSA response lasting an average of 2 years while consuming commercially available soy milk and other soy products. ... (3 replies)
... S will not be an option for me with my PSA velocity doubling every 1.4 years, my concern is this....... ... (11 replies)
... just a regular guy. 5'11, 180, 52 years old, and otherwise healthy. Of course I am watching my PSA every 4 months. My surgeon is nationally known, and famous for pioneering and teaching other doctors on the DaVinci robotic surgery method. ... (6 replies)
Estrogen and 5AR's
Apr 21, 2012
... This past month Ray's PSA has increased from 19.3 to 21.37, I was wondering if it would be any use to try and get one of these added to the mix. Any thoughts anyone? ... (3 replies)
... my dad is having a continuous gradual rise in PSA Levels. ... (47 replies)
... just because his PSA has start rising again. ... (3 replies)

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