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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 5/17/2008 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Although my husband's PSA continues to be undetectable, he has rapidly developed what appear to be tumors on both liver lobes. His liver was clean on his last CT-scan in January, PSA continues to be undetecable. The hospital in the US is not sure yet what exactly is going on. We're awaiting the results of a biopsy, but there are basically 3 options:

1) a rare infection of the liver: not that likely, but something that cannot be excluded yet
2) PCa nodules: but other parameters for his PCa have not changed
3) liver cancer as a second primary cancer: but liver cancer patients are normally not in pain whereas my husband as agonizing pain in his liver (which is dealt with properly now, he's getting morphine)

For the time being, I'm just glad that my husband is at least not in pain anymore. It is heart breaking to see your husband in so much pain. We're hoping for the best.

Dutchy's husband
Diagnosis: 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)

Treatment: 3 monthly Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV). Added daily Casodex (50 mg) in September 2007.

25/6: PSA 407
20/8: PSA 3,7
29/9: PSA 0.7
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/12: PSA < 0.003
15/3: PSA <0.003

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/17/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
You can be sure we all support you in your hope for a resolution to your husband's pain. Your husband has a good!

You'll both be in our thoughts,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 5/17/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Dutchy you are a great person, and I am sure your husband feels lucky to have the love that you show him. Caregiving is so important in our fight for a better tomorrow. You are showing him the compassion and caring he needs so he can focus his strength on getting well. Please keep us posted on any changes.

peace and love
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids

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