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blcavender
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/4/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand that the PSA3 Urine Test is not allowed to be openly marketed by the FDA yet, but I hear that a patient can seek it out on their own.

Can anyone explain a way to find out how/where I can go to get this done? (I am in Tennessee. The places on the Internet I have been searching are not the right places evidently. I just want the test. I want to take responsibility for my own decisions...and am willing to deal with the final results. )

I expect with the FDA approval not there yet, probably most docs won't touch it with a 10' pole... for tort reasons. It is a crying shame that one or two jerks out there looking for jackpot justice can whack the rest of us.

This sounds like an interesting test to run just to build a baseline for those of use that are watching along with everything else I am doing.

I appreciated any thoughts offered!

Best regards,

cool

B

blcavender
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   Posted 10/11/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
New PSA3 info:

http://www.physorg.com/news121087329.html

Cheers!

B

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Please check your abbreviations. i believe you are talking about the PCA3 test not the never created PSA3 test...


Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


zufus
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   Posted 10/12/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Google Bostwick Labs or see weblink herein below, your urine sample can be sent to them and info back in relatively reasonable time frame contact them for the info. His website is fabulous on pathology and PCa variants, plodity testing etc. Met him a one of my onco-docs PCa support group meetings, David Bostwick is passionate about his work and it shows, he is enthusiastic and great communicator. I will give him a "10".


www.bostwicklaboratories.com


John T
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   Posted 10/12/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Just any urine sample won't do. Your prostate has to be massaged before you give a sample; make sure your doctor understands this or the sample won't be valid.
Johnt

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT

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