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debib
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/18/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Latest news, up again and started Keto...200 mg 3x day...doesn't have any complaints with the new drug, keeping our fingers crossed it will lower his PSA....seems to be the only thing  left to try ??
Age at DX 56 Good Health went for routine physical
PSA 49!
6/06 Biopsy Gleason 5+4=9
12 samples all positive
7/06 lymph node biopsy-3 samples all positve
Told surgery was not an option
8/06 started Zolodex and Cassodex
9/06 PSA 2.2
12/06 PSA 3.8
3/07 PSA 0.78
6/07 PSA 0.23
09/07 PSA 0.12
01/08 PSA 0.28
03/08 PSA 3.49
05/08 PSA 7.5
06/08 PSA 5.7
07/08 PSA 7.0
08/08 PSA 8.0
09/08 PSA 10.0
10/08 PSA 12.0 Stopped Cassodex


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/18/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
We have lots in common, I will be following your course of treatment to see how it works. I pray you will have great results.

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%
 


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 12/18/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't panic too soon, I was able to get over 16 months from Keto.
I am assuming it is combined with hydrocortizone?
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (12-12-08)
PSA: 38.99
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[10th Treatment on December 15th]
Clinical Trial:
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00134056?term=prostate+AND+atrasentan&rank=2
Lupron
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3196
   Posted 12/18/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be praying for you. Peace be unto both of you.
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 12/19/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I am hoping and praying that the latest meds will kick in and really have an effect for you.   Hang in there.

James C.         Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix ..35ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.

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