PSA FINE AT 9 MONTH'S, TESTOSTERONE DOWN?

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mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 1/13/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my 9 month tests the other day with PSA at 0.01 which is great.

For whatever reason, my testosterone after lupron and an RRP went from 0 to 312, and now to 219.

My Dr. Doesn't know why the drop. Anybody else find this problem, and what did you do about it?

The Dr. says I might want to consider a Penile Prosthesis, I'm not sure I want to put Junior though that.

Sex is out along with erections but I can make junior happy on demand if I give him a hand.
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT.
VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
INCONTINENCE EBBING FAST
ED, FLAT TIRE. MAYBE LUPRON?
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND
TEST. 10 SHREDDED TIRE STILL LUPRON
INCON. HISTORY
PSA 9/30 0.01
TESTOSTERONE 311
ED still there but finding ways around it.
PSA 1/12 0.01
TESTOSTERONE 219
POSSIBLY LOOKING AT PENILE IMPLANT


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/13/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news on the zero. Welcome to the club, guy
James C. Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/07 Nerve sparing open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/13/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news on your most recent PSA, hope they continue forever like that.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery  November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32.  Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08.  After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes.
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9
 
 


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 1/14/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Congradulations on the Zero,

Looking forward to joining that club myself.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Time to heal now.


apacker1950
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 1/14/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
mlbsm, Congrats on the Zero. Have you looked into trimix or bimix? A lot of us have good results. Might be worth a try. Good luck,
Allan
Age 54 at Dx.   Currently 58
Jly 05- PSA 8.1
Sept 05- PSA 10.7
Sept 05- Biopsy revealed 9 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 3+3=6, T2 stage
Bone scan and cat scan showed hot spot on hip bone.
Oct 05- Surgery for bone biopsy.  Pathology showed benign growth, no cancer in bones. Who ever thought I would be happy to only have PCa?
Nov 05- PSA 15.4
Nov 18, 05- Nerve sparing open RP at Huntsman Cancer Center, SLC, UT by Dr. Robert Stevenson. 
Home after 3 days.Cath out at 2 wks.
Incontinence gradually improved for about 3 months to 100% continence.
ED- Tried the big 3 pills with no results
Feb 06- PSA undetectable, Started VED which worked but caused discomfort with constriction rings.
May 06- PSA undetectable, Dr. gave me an Rx for Trimx injections. They work great.  Still use VED on off days without constriction for therapy.
Aug 06- PSA undetectable 
Nov 06, May 07, Nov 07, May 08, Nov 08 - PSA undetectable
ED appears to be perminant but doing great with Trimix.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/14/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bill,
I'll take the good PSA today, but I got you beat on the "T" levels ~ I am at or below 50. Yuk.

Good job however on the PSA. I am sorry you have not had any progress on the ED. Perhaps the T level is part of it? I hope you can get the T level back up....lol...and everything else.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


mlbsm
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 1/14/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tony,

Happy to hear from you. Did you get the latest update on little Hanna?

Concerning Junior, who on the board has had these implants? I looked at
the material, and can't see myself putting him through all that stuff, maybe if
I was 20, but at 64, maybe he deserves a rest.

I'm super happy for your numbers, along with Hanna and everybody on the board,
my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Billy
DIAG. 2/08
DRE POSITIVE
PSA 6.8
CONTAINED, LEFT SIDE, GLEASON 9
LUPRON, (3 MO.) 2/28
SURG, SCHED. 3/26/08
RRP, 3/26, HOME 3/31
BIOPSY REPORT:
GLEASON SCORE, 3+4
TUMOR CONFINED TO THE PROSTATE, INKED EXTERNAL SURFACE FREE OF INVOLVEMENT.
VD AND SV CLEAR AS WELL AS LYMPH NODES AND A BLADDER SECTION.
INCONTINENCE EBBING FAST
ED, FLAT TIRE. MAYBE LUPRON?
PSA 5/21 O.O1 UND
PSA 6/30 O.OI UND
TEST. 10 SHREDDED TIRE STILL LUPRON
INCON. HISTORY
PSA 9/30 0.01
TESTOSTERONE 311
ED still there but finding ways around it.
PSA 1/12 0.01
TESTOSTERONE 219
POSSIBLY LOOKING AT PENILE IMPLANT

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