I am still searching for an acceptable testosterone level

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livinadream
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   Posted 5/31/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
What is considered an acceptable testosterone level?
 
peace to all
Dale
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
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 5/31/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale,

Are you refering to someone's on HT?

I don't have the paperwork in front of me but I'm thinking my husband's is below 20 since he's been on HT. Doc is happy with that.

Susan
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

Link to journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/1/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
that is what I am looking for Susan. Testosterone level for those of us with metastasis is critical. Mine rose to a 57 and the doctor is putting me back on Casodex. I have heard conflicting reports on what an acceptable level is. I am thinking 20 is the right number. thanks Susan for responding. that is what I love about this forum

peace to you
Dale
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
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/2/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
The two numbers I see are 50 and 20. Twenty is what is secified by two great doctors Liebowitz and Myers.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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