New PSA and Testosterone Results

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Tony1951
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 9/25/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I thought I would report in and see if others felt that I was on the right track.  I had blood work and a Zoladex shot Tuesday 9/23/08.  My lab results came back with my PSA at 2.83 and my Testosterone at 16.  I'm noticing something that I'm not sure if it's a side effect of the zoladex or not - I feel more tired that usual.  Also, while I don't have hot flashes the way they;ve been described to me, I have period of time where I feel feverish and it can last for hours or days.  Any thoughts on my levels and the side effects?
 
Name: Tony  Born: 1951
Diagnosed PCA 7/23/2008;  Prostate Volume 19 grams
Cancer Location: Right Mid and Right Apex 2 of 12 cores positive
Percentage of tissue involves 14%  Gleason 3+4=7 4+4=8
PSA levels  6/08/08 7.7;  6/30/08 6.8
Began HT Zoladex 8/26/2008
As of 9/11/08 I am waiting to start IMRT IGRT
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 9/25/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tony looks like the PSA is heading down thank goodness and the testosterone number is great, I have been told that 20 or below is where you want to keep it. I have hot flashes all the time, the do feel like moments of fever but they only last a few minutes.
How are you feeling otherwise?
Lets keep working on getting that PSA down, I want you to join the zero club.

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


RBinCountry
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 270
   Posted 9/26/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told by the doc that testosterone levels should be below 20 on HT - which as Dale stated is where you are. As far as the hot flashes etc.., I was on Lupron and I found similar to you just some little changes in temperature here and there. Sometimes I didn't know whether to attribute it to the HT or just my daily mood. Most of the worst side effects for me usually occurred during the night and they were quite obvious. Those were getting real hot, sometimes followed by getting cold.

In all of it though, I did not think it was a big deal. It was probably more mental then anything else, because when it was happening I would think about my PC. When it is all said and done you will do fine with this and get through it. It is not painful, just somewhat inconvenient. Blessings.

RB

Age 61
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA .04

Tony1951
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 9/26/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dale and RB.  I had no reference point to know what was expectation and what was medication; you helped much.  Last night I was thinking about what I've read about IMRT and recalled that in some people the red and white blood counts go down.  The last time I had a flu shot was in the 70s during the swine flu panic.  Have you heard anything about how advisable it is to have the shot while in treatment?  I'll have my marker placements in two weeks, and I imagine that soon after I'll begin the treatment.
Name: Tony  Born: 1951
Diagnosed PCA 7/23/2008;  Prostate Volume 19 grams
Cancer Location: Right Mid and Right Apex 2 of 12 cores positive
Percentage of tissue involves 14%  Gleason 3+4=7 4+4=8
PSA levels  6/08/08 7.7;  6/30/08 6.8
Began HT Zoladex 8/26/2008
As of 9/11/08 I am waiting to start IMRT IGRT
September 23, 2008 after one month of Zoladex PSA 2.83
Testosterone 16.

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