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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/3/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/3/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Chris nz said...

Hi, I was DX Nov '03,age 62, 1 of 8 +, gleason 3+3, psa 6.2.
I tried all the can't fail cures, fairly strict diet etc, monitored PSA monthly which hovered around 10.
Started using 'Prostasol" and later 'Quercetin +' [herbal estrogen]. this brought my PSA down to less than 1, which I maintained by varying the number of caps I took. Recent biopsy showed 3 of 10 +, 3 +4, I have decided that I have persevered long enough with the 'diet ' approach to no avail and I am going to have Brachytherapy late August. I have no regrets trying the natural remedies, but I think that the time is right for me to take more active intervention.
My twopenneth worth.
regards chris nz

 

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/3/2008 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Chris,
This is the best place for patient interaction on the web. Your post is valuable. This says alot. Your approach to the natural remedies has to be considered. And your resulting to medical remedy is also valuable. I give you my fullest support in the best results of both of these approaches. Good Luck and God Bless.....

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
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Piano
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Total Posts : 847
   Posted 6/4/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chris, and another welcome to the group.

You tried natural remedies for as long as you could. It is interesting that you have been able to reduce your PSA with the estrogen, but not, it seems, the cancer. I agree with your decision to now take stronger action. Brachy has a good chance of a "cure" -- there are threads here from others who have trod that particular path. Good luck!
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 


Magaboo
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   Posted 6/4/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chris and welcome to this great forum,

I admire your logical approach to your prostate problem including your final decision to attack the cancer more actively later this year. It is interesting to note that you where able to keep the PSA level quite low, but that this had little effect on the cancer itself.
Wishing you a full recovery from this disease later on this year.

Magaboo
Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


biker90
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   Posted 6/4/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Chris,

Again, welcome to the forum where nobody wants to be. This is a great place for information and support.

Please stay with us...

Jim

P.S. You guys still drive on the wrong side of the road.
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


livinadream
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   Posted 6/4/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Good evening Chris and welcome. We are a country club that no one wants to join, but beings you are with us lets have fun exchanging thoughts, ideas, and emotions. We look forward to your post and may God grant you a long healthy life.

peace and love
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%
 


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 6/5/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to a fantastic site, we are all in this great brotherhood. I find great comfort sharing my story and information with others. It is a great form of therapy, getting to talk with others sharing the same journey.

Randy
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


chris nz
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 6/6/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome and endorsements, sure intend to be around to spend my pension.
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Time to take action, going for Brachytherapy August 23.....

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