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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 6/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
My Uncle went to doctor today for his second eligard shot. He asked the doctor about doing intermittent hormone therapy. The doctor would not hear of it. He said he is responding so well to the hormones. His PSA went from 8.6 to .2 in just the few weeks  yeah  . 
He just started his pelvic radiation on Monday.  Tonight we sleep a little better.
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 4 + 3
7 of 12 cores positive
Pelvic Radiation started 6/2/08
Started Casodex and Eligard
 
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/4/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
there are lots of conflicting reports about on again off again hormone therapy. My doctors told me two years of HT no questions ask, however research shows many doctors that rotate. Can't say which is best.
Keep your spirits high and keep us posted.

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%
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/4/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Cheryl,
If HT is what it is, I hear that Lupron has less side effects. I am on it and it has been tolerable. Eligard and Trelstar seem to have the severist side effects. I would ask about that. But you are truly in good shape. Two years will be the recommendation likely. Then the vacations begin. I am a year away....tick tick...

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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Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/4/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Great, great news!!! We are SOO happy for you guys!  Cheers to an undetectable in your Uncle's near future!! Sweet dreams :-)
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 6/5/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks everyone, so glad I come here. I will tell him about the lupron shot. My Uncle does not complain but we know he is very tired and he is losing the strength in his arms (he is a commercial builder).  The doctor asked him if he was reading the Snuffy Myers book when he asked about Intermittent. I told him he is going to have to wait until he can approach that question again.

 


Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 4 + 3
7 of 12 cores positive
Pelvic Radiation started 6/2/08
Started Casodex and Eligard
 
 

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