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... I've read through one key section where that surgeon who appears to be quite savvy is giving you a bit of very poor advice, and I'll address just that section here. That said, the surgeon no doubt thinks he's on top of that bit of technology. ... (31 replies)
... years of a challenging case of prostate cancer, treated with some of the drugs or drug classes used for your father. ... (3 replies)
... I'm still surprised by the amount, quality and timeliness of information available to us patients from the medical community. This is a good example. ... (2 replies)

... I am delighted to be celebrating today my eighth anniversary as a survivor of a challenging case of prostate cancer, incurable but hopefully still controlable, with an excellent quality of life. ... (0 replies)
... Jim, your point about having a some additional history of PSAs is well taken. I think my Dad was getting tested several times each year, so I'll see if I can't get that information. ... (31 replies)
... rrows in the dark, and expect to hit your target. I printed out your post, took it with me to ask the doctor directly. Jim, your point about getting additional PSA history is well taken. Dad was getting tested 2 x ea year, so I'll see if I can get that info. ... (31 replies)
... d Bless you! My worry is that I'm running out of steam, or so it seems, this early in the game. Everywhere I turn, it seems people think that Irv is dying.... ... (14 replies)
... lenging case, though I was delighted when no detectable metastases were found on the bone, CT and ProstaScint scans. Since 1999 when I thought the maximum for a PSA test was 10 and did not know there was such a thing as a DRE, I've become a savvy survivor. However, I've had no enrolled medical education. ... (2 replies)
... In general, I see your point, but 04chris's PSA is now hovering around 8, which is well past the point when salvage RT is ideal for a recurrence. As I understand it, the ideal time for RT is when the PSA has not exceeded 1. ... (20 replies)
... life is good! ... (11 replies)
... adiation didn't seem to make it return. I did have some bladder and bowel irritation during the rad treatments and for some time afterwards, but that seem to be okay now. ... (11 replies)
... I have a bone scan scheduled and a MRI is coming up. The oncologist wants to see if they can find any trace of the cancer in the pelvic area. ... (10 replies)
... Your reaction is the way most of us react, whether patient or caring mate, relative or friend. Gaining knowledge is one of the best ways to get back to where you can be effective and feel better. ... (10 replies)
Change of life
May 23, 2010
... Hi JAYK, I would like to join White Lightning in welcoming you to the board! Yes, all of us would rather not have a reason to have joined, but we are a good group. I'll add some thoughts in green to your post #3 in the thread, building on White Lightning's helpful comments. Good luck to you, and take care, (19 replies)
... primary hormonal blockade therapy, with "primary" meaning that it is used as the sole therapy, at least until it fails or the patient elects another option. It's the class of therapy your wife is asking about. ... (31 replies)
... years out for a challenging case where surgery was not considered an option, starting with a baseline PSA of 113. ... (11 replies)
... I just finished my other post to you, which I had to interrupt. Now I see that earlier PSA of 3 with the increase to 8 in one year. ... (18 replies)
Hormonal therapy
Aug 12, 2009
... Your making me envious with that moderate duration course of single drug hormonal blockade for twelve or thirteen months and then a PSA that is still just 0. ... (8 replies)
... cholesterol drug class "statins" and better results for prostate cancer patients having radiation. ... (5 replies)
... glad to help. Yes, I too am a patient with advanced prostate cancer, and intermittent hormonal therapy has been my only therapy for nearly eleven years now. ... (6 replies)

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