What causes a large prostate?

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smilinjack
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   Posted 3/2/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
What causes a large prostate? My wife asked me that question and I don't know.

Mine is 61cc . While I wait for my proton beam therapy (they have a large waiting list) I was thinking of reducing it with Avidart....ant thoughts on that.

jack
Jack
age 67
DX 7 Jan. 09
psa 4.1
prostate size 61cc
free psa 17%
Gleason 3+3=6
14 cores 1 had cancer 5%
Going to do Proton Beam Therapy


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/2/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Short answer-> DON'T DO Anything like that without first consulting your Doctor.

Odds are, if your doctor thought it should be smaller - he/she would have prescribed something.


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
First of all he can't take avodart unless it is prescribed. My doctor had me on it prior to my 3D mapping biopsy and my tft. That's was with a much smaller gland than yours. Ask your doctor I don't think it's a bad idea - less area to radiate...

As to what causes it to grow? Age of course and I've read everything from hormones to diet have been speculated. What's proven other than age, I'm not sure.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
 
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
 
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 - Not unexpected bounce after the 80% drop the quarter earlier. Along with urine flow readings, an acceptable amount left in bladder measured by sonic. Results warrant skipping third quarter tests, and to return April, 2009 for final biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study 
 
 
 

Post Edited (realziggy) : 3/2/2009 10:07:13 AM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
mostly an age thing, from what my dr. said, though in my case, he said it was on the small size for a 56 year old man, but then i never had any prostate related problems until the PC came up.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05
 
 

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