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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/1/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  Have I got prostitites or cancer??? I am 59 years and do not have the correct dates etc on me but a few years ago was sent to a specialist from my doctor with a psa that went from 4 to 10 in 6months. Off for a biopsy (awake) and result back as benign enlargment with a sign of recent prostitites. I was put on a bout of anti biotics. Follow up psa tests in 6 month periods showed a drop to 5 which pleased my doctor. Then a rise or the DRE showed a bit of roughness on the prostate which doc said could be scaring from prostitites infection but needed to be sure. Off for another biopsy (under sedation) and came back as negative. My regular 6 monthly follow up psa tests have steadied at about 8 but the last one has jumped to 12 and I am now awaiting the result tomorrow from another sedated biopsy(going around and around in circles waiting). I did bring my test forward a month early due to things not being right in the weeing dept , muscle pain etc and decided to have the psa test while feeling like this to see if the prostitites was causing this. Have I got prostitites or cancer as both present same symptoms. No blood or pain in weeing etc. Sorry for the long post.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 11/1/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
No one here can diagnose you. Just wait until the results of the biopsy are known. How many cores were taken? Even if it's negative you still can have PCa. The more cores taken the better results of a biopsy. Look at mine from 12 compared to 45 and the latter was a better result. Biopsies aren't foolproof, but until you're diagnosed with PCa if ever, take it from there. I didn't have any symptoms, mine was first detected by DRE.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
Size: 34g
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimmons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
Psa: .32 

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/1/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You have the results of two previous biopsies, both showing negative for PCa, so that is a good sign. PCa is slow-growing, so even if your latest biopsy shows it, it won't be very far advanced, and so should be "curable". PCa in its early stages shows no symptoms, so your pains and urinary problems are not likely to be caused by that.

However, given your BPH and history of prostatitis, it could likely be another bout of that. The biopsy will reveal all. Fingers crossed for a good result....
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 and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 11/1/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My father, 95, has had an enlarged prostate for many many years...He has not had a biopsy, but has had prostatitis on and off for years. He has something called benign prostate enlargement.....that sounds like what you have.... good luck to you....Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK

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New Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 11/2/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to all the lovely kind people for your replies and words of encouragement. Even though you are all going through your own problems you still care about others.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 11/3/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's hoping for a clean biopsy, at least you will know, and can plan treatment accordingly.
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
One Year PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix

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