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mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/30/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
A friend of mine just got his psa results back His psa went from .87 to 7.0 in one year he will meet withy the urologist soon, doesn't that seem like alot in one year?
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07


DanmanBob
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 3/30/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, that is a big increase.

Could be due to infection, could be due to cancer.  Glad he is going to have it checked with his urologist soon.


Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008

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