URINE PCA3 TEST FOR PROSTATE CANCER

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taiping
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 7/23/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Anybody with experience of the URINE PCA3 TEST for Prostate Cancer?
It is not available yet in Thailand.
 
 
Or do a Google search.
 
Steve
 
Diagnosed: June 2007. Aged 61. PSA 19.6. DRE negative.
Biopsy: June 2007; 2 cores of 18 positive.
MRI and Bone Scan: Negative.
Pathology: 5% of 1 core, "Small focus" in another core +ve.
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Clinical: PCa considered confined to prostate. Stage T1c.
Treatment: After considering RP and HD Brachy, decided on Intermittent Triple Androgen Blockade Therapy for 1-year, using ZOLADEX, CASODEX 150 mg/day, AVODART 0.5 mg/day. Start PSA 19.2 (July 2007).
Current Status: PSA = 0.02 (July 2008).
PSA nadir 0.018 (June 2008).
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Magaboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 7/24/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting the interesting article. It sounds like that this test could be another weapon against the daemon we call prostate cancer. Unfortunately, here in Canada, it will take years, if ever, before such new and useful methods will be implemented. All we can do is wait and hope.
All the best to you.
 
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 T3a
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 tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05


taiping
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 7/24/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Another good site for the URINE PCA3 TEST is at . . .
 
Steve
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