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Age upon diagnosis: 48 , age today 51
HX: Testicular cancer, surgery/radiation 1995.
open testicular biopsy, negative for TCa 1997.
Testosterone trial Aug 2004.
PSA spiked to 4.1, October 2004, testosterone stopped.
30 day Cipro with repeat PSA 3.6
Biopsy January 2005. PSA 3.6
Diagnosis 3+3 gleason 1 positive, 3 atypical suspicious for cancer.
February 2005, second opinion same as the first.
April 2005 DiVinci assisted lap. U of M Hospital Ann Arbor MI (PSA still 3.6).
Pathology: 3+3, bilateral tumors 16% tumor involvement, organ confined.
Cath out on day 8, dry, no incontinence.
Viagra, Levitra daily x 12 months.
VED rehab 11 months.
Caverject injections month 8-12 on and off.
Erectile function returned partially at 9 months and improves slowly still. (90% with meds)
2006, acute non painful Peyronie's like bend, not better, not worse, no discomfort.
***May 2006 returned to testosterone therapy...continuing without incident.
***3 years post treatment PSA remains <.1 (or <.005 via ultrasensitive assay).