Doting Daughter said...
You have the PCa genes coming from both sides of the family huh!? My family also has a history of Pca. Good for you for staying on top of your PSA and getting checked early. I hope your biopsy comes back negative and wish you and the rest of your family good health.
Thanks for the praise but this was all quite accidental.
I had not had a physical in 6 years and decided, out of the blue for some reason, that June was the time to have one. The last physical I had was before Dad was diagnosed so no PSA was taken.
I'm happy that I decided to check and that my doctor was good enough to do the test and put me on the right path.
I'm thinking the "Big Guy" had something to do with this. I have 2 girls age 10 and 12 and I REALLY want to be around for a long time. Something told me to get a physical to get baseline readings before I turned 50. Serendipity or not I'm happy to deal with this at age 47.If you have any other men in your family that are 40 or above, I would have them get their PSA's checked too. There are WAY too many men getting diagnosed at 40. My brother isn't 40 yet, but I still want him to get a baseline PSA. Both my father and his father had/have Pca and that doubles the chances that my brother will get it. It's scary, but it's good to know the facts. Again, I hope your biopsy comes back negative and if for some reason you do have Pca, I have all the faith that you will have caught it early and will see your children grow old. Pca is curable! Stay positive!
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
July 3, 08 PSA .02
Praying for a cured dad.
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