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goody5
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   Posted 3/20/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new here but not new to prostate cancer. My dad was diagnosed 10 years ago and had the seeds implanted at age 65. My concern today is my Uncle who had a quick rise in his PSA. He is 68 and his recent PSA was an 8 up from 18 months ago from a 2.  The urologist recomended a biopsy and did not do any other blood work.  His DRE showed nothing. Finally, after a 3 week wait his biopsy is today.  We are very anxious and nervous for his results.  Three weeks of waiting and reading just about everthing can leave a person confused and scared. 
Thanks for any input you may have. confused

creed_three
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   Posted 3/20/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Goody,

The waiting is the very hardest part of all... It is the not knowing which is understandably very scary. We can relate to your fear, and will be waiting to see what happens. I hope your uncle is making a good recovery from the biopsy. Keep strong and ease up on the reading for a while - it can get very confusing, but write all your questions down and see if you (or Uncle) can get a copy of the actual biopsy report so you know what you are dealing with. There are many people here who can assist you to interpret things in a much clearer way than most books. Glad you posted, and welcome to a great place for information. There are many folk here on this forum, whose help and support is invaluable, so I am sure they will drop in. Sorry I can't be more help, but wishing you peace during this Easter season. Kind regards, Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.


goody5
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   Posted 3/24/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Selmer, My uncles primary doctor did the blood work. I do not know if the DRE was done before or after the blood work. I will try to find out . The primary sent him to a urologist and he ordered the biopsy. He did not do any other tests, just right to the biopsy. His DRE was normal.
Thanks for your reply

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   Posted 3/24/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 3/24/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   

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goody5
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   Posted 3/24/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Selmer, I just started another thread. As soon as I finshed posting here I got a call from my mom that the biopsy result came back positive for cancer. I do not know any details right now. He is scheduled for a bone scan on Thursday and back to the doctor on April 11.
Thanks again for your input and help.

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   Posted 3/24/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi goody5,
I think your doctor may have determined that because your dad had it there was a better action in expediting the biopsy. Regardless it was a positive test and no delays. Welcom to the best site on the internet I could find for patient to patient support. I would extend a welcome for both your uncle and your dad. When you get the information on your uncle, perhaps you can post your dad's info as well. Welcome and stay close. You have our prayers for you and your family.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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