Results from testosterone test??

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Missyj
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/25/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all
 
I recently asked for advice on this forum about my husband's rising psa level and one of the suggestions was that he should get his testosterone level checked to see how well the zolodex was working
 
the result came back today and thankfully, his psa hasn't risen (gone down by 0.1 - but I know this could just be lab differentials) and his testosterone level came back at 1.1 nmol/l
 
Does anyone know if this is good or bad because I cant find any info on the internet about this and am sure someone here will be able to explain
 
Thanks in advance
 
Julia
Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17.7
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA  November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA February 7th - 1.1
Third PSA  May 5th 2008 - 0.8
Fourth PSA September 3rd - 1.7
 


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 9/25/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Missyj-

See the chart http://men.webmd.com/testosterone-15738?page=2

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - Finally got results from doc. A number of lung nodules have grown, but, more important to him, is the fact that the malignant lesion on my pelvis seems to have flared up and he wants me to start chemo. He said I could wait a few months, but I told him I want to start now. He to get me signed up for a clinical trial in nearby NY.


Missyj
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/25/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that Les, it looks like 1.1 is a good result :-)
Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17.7
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA  November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA February 7th - 1.1
Third PSA  May 5th 2008 - 0.8
Fourth PSA September 3rd - 1.7
 


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 9/25/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Julia-

Would you please write to me at alva36@gmail.com

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - Finally got results from doc. A number of lung nodules have grown, but, more important to him, is the fact that the malignant lesion on my pelvis seems to have flared up and he wants me to start chemo. He said I could wait a few months, but I told him I want to start now. He to get me signed up for a clinical trial in nearby NY.


Missyj
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/25/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Job done Les :-)
Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17.7
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA  November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA February 7th - 1.1
Third PSA  May 5th 2008 - 0.8
Fourth PSA September 3rd - 1.7
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 9/26/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure how the testosterone is being measured but it sounds to me like 1.1 is good. I know my oncologist told me to keep it below 20 and when mine shot up to 57 they put me on Casodex of which I am still on. I will be watching this post for more info.

peace to you
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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