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... and the time from the date of surgery until the PSA rose to 0. ... (14 replies)
... How does this look to you? Take care and hang in there, Jim :wave: :cool: (6 replies)
... Hi Scub, You've had some really fine replies from daff and Dale, so I'll just address a few points in green that you raised and that haven't been specifically covered yet, using an extract of your first post. Jim Your reaction sure sound normal and typical! Fortunately, prostate cancer is one of the slowest growing cancers, and we have an abundance of ways of... (10 replies)

... If I had it to do over, I definitely would have had PSA tests and DRE exams much earlier so that I would not have found myself at the edge of a precipice when I was diagnosed. ... (32 replies)
... What is your current PSA and the date of the test? ... (57 replies)
... that prostate cancer cells feed on. When I had PSA done, the rule of thumb was to double the score, e.g. a 4 was considered an 8. ... (11 replies)
... and you have mine, but I don't see much value in worrying, if it's possible for you to avoid it. ... (31 replies)
... If the cancer was indeed fully removed, the PSA result will be essentially zero. If it remains essentially zero, there is no further action required by the patient. ... (31 replies)
... It's almost a certainty that the PSA will rise very slowly as testosterone recovers. ... (33 replies)
... Hi Linda and John, I'm really glad to hear that finasteride (formerly Proscar) is being added and that Casodex is not being dropped :), both of which concerned me from John's previous posts. The reports I've read, the talks I've heard, and the experiences I've learned of from fellow survivors all have convinced me that full triple blockade is the best bet for really... (6 replies)
Prebiopsy MRI
Aug 1, 2018
... psa numbers were in the mid 3 range in early 2017, gradually increased, and most recently jumped from mid to high 4 to 9. ... (7 replies)
... Hi again, This is basically good news, though you might not consider it so at this time. The bottom line is that it looks like, pending confirmation by a well-targeted biopsy, that you have a cancer that needs treatment, but that a cure is quite likely. It is still possible that this will not turn out to be cancer, and on the other hand it is still possible that it could... (10 replies)
... If all the cancer is in the range of the radiation, and if an adequate dose is given, research very strongly indicates that that cancer is gone and will not be a further problem. ... (70 replies)
Jul 28, 2017
... not only the cancer within the prostate but also cancer that has spread a bit beyond it. Usually the spread is not that far beyond and well within the effective range of radiation. ... (6 replies)
... Hi ronnald, Welcome to the Board! :wave: Baptista has covered many important points. I'll add a few thoughts in green. The Gleason score is critical for good decision making. If the original score was done by a general pathologist who does not specialize in prostate cancer, the pathology samples need to be reviewed by an expert. Also, it would be important to... (14 replies)
... such as surgery, radiation, or active surveillance, if some of these cells have been missed and are beyond the range of the therapy, the patients chances of a recurrence free survival and overall survival are substantially reduced. ... (27 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)
... l therapies, like surgery, HIFU, cryo, seeds, proton beam or even more widely aimed IMRT. One high risk characteristic is usually not so bad, though my baseline PSA of 113.6 is almost a door slammer all by itself. ... (9 replies)

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