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cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok my PSA came back at 1.01  a year ago it was .99 so I do realize this is probably a small change. Didnt I read that you do not want to see gradual increases because that ment PC and a big spike usually ment prostitius ???
 
 
I feel guilty posting here when mine is ok I guess for a 49 yr old man but I still have in the back of my mind it may be creeping up....
 
 
I still have some discomfort under the scrotum like a pulling dull ache when I sit alot. I spend many hours behind the wheel of a car and riding mower woner if it may be a connection....
 
My Uroligist said the increase is not even an increase as far as he is concerned, but then again its not his !
 
 
Thanks fellas and I hope we all can be healthy. I need some Valuim or something I hate this stuff...

VaFan
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   Posted 7/1/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   

CVC,

You know not to worry about posting. Everybody has their moments and this one is yours. I don't know alot of the psa creeping up alittle but doesn't seem to be a whole lot to worry. Kent got a small script for xanax when he was worrying so much. Lowest dose and it just helped him calm down during the times he worried so much. Never even affected him that much. Just helped. Do what you need to get thru this time.

Cindy


Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.


Paul1959
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   Posted 7/1/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Your uro is right. you have nothing to worry about. .99 to 1.01 is statistically the same number.  creeping up means .99 to 1.99 to 3 etc.  If he feels nothing with a DRE and your PSA is 1.01, go have a drink and go make love and celebrate that you are healthy. Life is way to short to worry about your numbers! You're one of the lucky ones!
Paul
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.
 
 


cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   

thanks guys, selmer LDL is 129 HDL is 55 total is 200 ratio is good I guess. I am 49 yrs old 5' 9" tall and weigh about 180.

 

I run/ walk 4 times a week and TRY to eat half way decent... And ALWAYS wear a seat belt

 

DRE reveles an enlarged but normal feeling Prostate to my GP and my Urologist. He said he is NOT concerned at all at this time and feels my numer is good givin the size of my gland.

 

I do worry, if not about this then other things but I try not to.

 

Just keep wondering why it is going up and how to get it to go the other way,lol


cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Am I reading the info on "Bobs Wife" post right ?? His psa is .3 and .14 increass and he has PC ?? Mine is 1.01 and I am younger and you guys say No problem ????

 

He was diagnosed with his psa 1.7 ????

 

Here goes my paranoia again,lol

See below cut and pasted from HIS  sig

 

PSA 1.7  Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B
1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear
Post op Gleason 7  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14  (11 Months)
12-07 Nodule felt -  biopsy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08  Nodule size increased.
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-15-08 Bone scan clean, nodule size increased. Biopsy scheduled for 5-22-08
5-30-08 Biopsy came back cancerous. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.
 

DanmanBob
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   Posted 7/1/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   

cvc,

Read the whole thing.  He had his prostate REMOVED and the PSA has crept back up.  Quite a different situation from yours....

DanMan


Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
The way I read it he was diaganosed at 1.7 that isnt far from mine now ...

cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Selmer; I eat Oatmeal for breakfast every morn with skim milk, only drink skim milk, usualy stir fry chicken and rice for lunch red meat once a week, do eat sweets, ice cream once a week. My build is stocky .

 

I could loose a few pounds but bike , walk/run often. asprin daily along with vitiman. Not much soda maybe once or twice a week. Non - alcohol beer. No coffee or caffine or alchol.

 

Still could be better but I want to enjoy some things !!


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/1/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi cvc,
I believe the urologist. You stay on top of this and you won't have any worries. But you seem to be a bit worried, and I would say, don't sweat this. For you, you would need to see a few consecutive increases, taken 6 mos to a year at a time, to a measurement over 2.5 to be concerned. My 49 year old brother is below 2 and he does not sweat it even with a brother who has advanced prostate cancer. We take the time to enjoy the good things in life and so you should too. Life is too short to spend anytime worrying about these things.

I wish you peace. But you must believe in it, too.

Tony
Age 46 (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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cvc
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again to all

ace06
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   Posted 7/2/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently read 98% of worries were about things that never happened. Of course you are going to die along with the rest of us but, worrying won't stop that from eventually occurring. I use to do a lot of traveling and worrying and taking tranquilizers, they will cause problems also. I think the best solution is to turn your problems over to God and Christ. He has promised that, if you seek him, He will take care of you and one day give you a place to live where there is no PC.
Age 73
PSA 4.1 in Nov 07. 4.5 in March 08 after antibotics
Biopsy 2 Pos out of 12, 1- 70%, 1<5%
Preop Pathology 3+3 contained no postop yet
robotic surgery May 5th 08
Doing good except very wet


cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks again, this sure is a strange diesease, I see your PSA was 4.5 and you are 73 yrs old. I thought that was considered low ??

Age PSA Level (ng/ml)
40-49 2.5
50-59 3.5
60-69 4.5
70-79 6.5

 

so reading this your psa was low for 73 yrs old ????


cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Selmer, thx for the insight. With your PSA's have you ever had or plan a biopsy ? If not what is you plan IF PSA rises at what point would you biopsy ??

 

Just curious


cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Selmer, pls read this site and tell me your thoughts on it and the Peenuts suplements

 

Thanks

 

http://www.mrisusa.com/

 

alot he writes seems to make some sense


cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
how about his feelings on biopsys and his MRI-s method and its success rate ??

cvc
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   Posted 7/3/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
sounds good get back to me after the 4th I am curious on your thoughts on his MRI theroy and his info on needle tracking from biopsys. hey who knows and I hope you are right about me having years before I need to worry

Piano
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   Posted 7/7/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Extending Selmer's excellent suggestions about avoiding over-treatment, I uncovered this in another forum, from one Lorenzo Q Squarf who has taken "don't touch me" attitude with his PCa:
http://www.prostatelab.com/squarf.htm

The above document is but one survivor from his original web-site, which sadly is now just a shell. Last I heard, he is still alive, but no longer writing about prostate cancer. Unfortunately I don't know his current state of health.


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 


cvc
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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Still waiting for Selmer to chime back re: the MRI-s and Wheelers web site ?? I value his opinions yeah
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