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Jon2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My psa seems to be on the rise.  It was 1.7 a year ago, 3.8 when I had my recent physical, then at 6 less than a month later (just found out today).  So my urologist is scheduling the biopsy.  I'm 49 and in great health otherwise so this is a surprise as I'm sure it is to most.  I found this forum today and I can see there is a lot of great information here which I will be spending lots of time reading. 

Paul1959
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Jon.
As you can see by my signature, my story was not dissimilar to yours. Your head is reeling right now. that's normal. Take your time, do your research and make your decision. Ask any questions you like.
Also, would you make a signature for yourself, so that we can all so your stats and PCa progress? It is all a bit scary right now, and there will be some rough paddling ahead for you, but it is just fine on the other side. You will be fine and life is richer than ever. PCa changed my life...and not necessarily for the worse!
Paul
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Jon. At this point, you don't have PC. Your doctor is wise to schedule the biopsy at this point. It took me 3 biopsies spread over 18 months before the PC showed up for sure. In your case, I hope it doesn't show positive. Your PSA velocity is of concern, and thus the action your doctor has scheduled. But there can be non-cancerous reasons for this rise. I hope you end up not needing us, but if you do, this is a great place to be, and a great place for support. Please keep us posted.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Jon2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much Paul and David. I guess I'm in that freak out stage right now having a full range of emotions. I know I have a lot to learn and need to do so quickly.
Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0


Tudpock18
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   Posted 4/30/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Jon:

Hopefully, you do not have prostate cancer and your biopsy will be negative.  Given the "PSA Velocity" though, it's probably a good idea to go ahead with the biopsy.  Coincidentally, I started a thread today called PSA Velocity which provides some info from Johns Hopkins on that subject.

Also, FYI, men have different pain experiences during their biopsy.  For some it is no big deal with no pain meds and for others it can be excruciating.  My biopsy was done under IV anesthesia and was totally painless.  I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor ahead of time and, personally, I would recommend some meds.

Good luck and I hope you come up negative for PCa.

Tudpock


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 5/1/09.

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jon,
First things first. Get that biopsy done. But let me say that if it comes back positive, you need to take measured steps. Don't panic. When you see the doctor to get the biopsy results, don't leave his office without a copy of the biopsy report. You will need that in the decision making process.

Welcome to HealingWell. This is truly a fantastic site. Support and new friends await you should you need us.

Peace,

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


John T
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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jon,
Did your doctor give you a free psa or a pca3 urine test? These would be helpful in any dianostic of PC.
A vicodine before and after the biopsy really helps. Have your doctor take as many cores as you can stand, 12 minimum and 16 is better.
JohnT

64 years old.

I had an initial PSA test in 1999 of 4.4. PSA increased every 6 months reaching 40 in 5-08. PSA free ranged from 16% to 10%. Over this time period I had a total of 13 biopsies and an endorectal MRIS all negative and have seen doctors at Long Beach, UCLA, UCSF and UCI. DX has always been BPH and continue to get biopsies every year.

In 10-08 I had a 25 core biopsy that showed 2 cores positive, gleason 6 at less than 5%. Surgery was recommended and I was in the process of interviewing surgeons when my wife's oncologist recommended I get a 2nd opinion from a prostate oncologist.

I saw Dr Sholtz, in Marina Del Rey, and he said that the path reports indicated no tumor, but indolant cancer clusters that didn't need any treatment. He was concerned that my PSA history indicated that I had a large amount of PC somewhere that had yet to be uncovered and put me through several more tests.

A color doppler targeted biopsy in 11-08 found a large tumor in the transition zone, gleason 6 and 7. Because of my high PSA Dr. suspected lymph node involvement, 30% chance, and sent me to Holland for a Combidex MRI, even though bone and CT scans were clear.

Combidex MRI showed clear lymph nodes and a 2,5 cm tumor in the anterior. I was his 1st patient to come up clear on the Combidex which has a 96% accuracy,

I've been on a no meat and dairy diet since 12-08 and PSA reduce to 30 while I awaited the Combidex MRI.

The location of the tumor in the anterior apex next to the urethea makes a good surgical margin very unlikely. Currently on Casodex and Proscar for 8 weeks to shrink my 60 mm prostate. Treatment will be seeds followed by 5 weeks of IMRT while continuing on Casodex and Proscar. So far no side affects from the Casodex.

As of April 10 and 7 weeks on Casodex and Proscar PSA has gone from 30 to 0.62 and protate from 60mm to 32mm. Very minor side affects. Doc says all this indicates tumor is not aggessive

Awaiting schedule for seed impants

 


Jon2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tudpock and Tony. I'm not one to usually reach out to anyone for help but I am so glad to have found this forum. Maybe that's one of the lessons I am to learn from all this...
Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0


Jon2009
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   Posted 4/30/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks John. My urologist gave me a prescription for valium to take prior to the biopsy. I think he took the free psa but didn't tell me what that was. They have taken urine tests but I don't know the results of those either. Good questions, I will have to ask.
Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0


jacketch
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   Posted 4/30/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I had local anesthesia for my 12 core biopsy and didn't feel much. My urologist was a little taken aback when he said I might feel some pain and I replied "It must be time to man the harpoons" tongue

The only thing that bothered me was the blood that came out of my penis afterward smhair

Best to you and here's hoping no Pca.
Age 62, Sex Male
PSA - 3-20-08 2.7; 4-17-08 3.1; 9-18-08 3.6; 1-22-09 3.8
DRE negative
Ultrasound/biopsy 2-12-09, 50cc
4 of 12 samples positive 3+3=6, Right mid-medial <5%, Right mid-lateral 10-20%, Right base medial 10%, Right base lateral 10% adenocarcinoma
RRP scheduled for 5-5-09

Remember, don't drop the bag!!!


Todd1963
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   Posted 4/30/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Play with your uros head a little. I told mine I was having feelings for him after he did the biopsy on me. (But I do have a sick sense of humor)
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
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16


Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 4/30/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello, Jon

This is a great site for information and compassion.  Having a biopsy with your increasing numbers is a good idea at this point.  If nothing else, than to quell any fears you might have.  You can expect to have some blood in your urine, stool, and semen for a period of time after the procedure.  My Uro gave me a local before doing it and then I counted the firings while he did the procedure.  He took 12 samples.  I was in no pain at any time, but some have complained of it.  Each guy is different.  He should call you soon after with the results and then...you do what you think you need to do.  Hopefully, nothing.

Oh, and bring a little humor with you.  I had a nurse who kept patting me on the butt during the whole thing, and that probably would have been OK if she hadn't been in her late 60's and looked like 5 miles of bad road.  I know she was trying to comfort me but, it was creeping me out.

Afterwards, I asked the Doc to tell my wife that he didn't find my head up there.

Good luck and let us know,

Bob


 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 Fully continent...ED progressing as expected.


TeddyG
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   Posted 4/30/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Jon,
We have all been exactly where you are. Men usually do not "share" and go things alone. If you are married, your spouse will be your best asset in this challenge. I tried to rationalize NOT doing a biopsy but knew I had to do it. I parked mosesty at the door, took my wife who waited for me and provided support, and just did it. On a humourous note (after the fact) I was sitting in the room in my tutu waiting for the Doc and he walks in with a small entourage of med students. The first thing he says to me is "Do you mind if a few med students observe the procedure?" What can a naked guy in a tutu say to the Chief of Urology at a major med school? I said "Well I am just going to roll over on my side and pretend that I am not here," which I did. It was over in 5 minutes.
Best wishes for a good result, and know that the stats are generally on your side.
TeddyG
Background:
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who ishelping me through every stage of this war.
Stats:
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
        Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume  (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare but review of literature says ~1.3 %; family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/30/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Jon,
The biopsy is the right thing to do right now. Some people have pain from it others don't. I personally found it to be painless. I hope that it will show that you don't have PCa.
Age: 67
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean
Lymph nodes: not dissected
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/30/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Jon, When my PSA jumped my GP advised me to see an urologist. I mad an appointment he examined suggested a biopsy due to my family history. I told him if he had not suggested the biopsy I would have found a different Dr. My PSA did the gradual rise over a 5 year period. Biopsy was relatively painless. Local anesthesia. The rest is history. Best of luck. I was not surprised with my results. I do hope you test is negative but if you fall into our group know that we are all here to help each other through the times that we just need some support or advise. Feel free to ask any questions..

BEST OF LUCK

Jeff
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily,


Godfather
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   Posted 5/1/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Jon:

I just had my surgery a week ago after 3 months of researching, worrying and waiting. A few early suggestions for you. First, start a file and ask for copies of everything. Next, visit here often - you have thousands of guys who have already walked down this path and are willing to share the results of their collective experiences and research. Next, take a breath - we're not gonna die from this. It's a royal pain in the a** (excuse the pun), though.

Here's hoping that we're all wasting our time writing to you and that you come up clean.

Tony
Age at diagnosis 61 5'10" 260 lbs. Resides in SW Florida
12/07 PSA 2.6 12/08 PSA 4.0 Biopsy 1/09 - 6 of 8 nodes positive
Left - 2 of 4 positive, 2% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason Right - 4 of 4 positive, 40% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason
Perineural invasion is present - MRI suspicious for extracapsular extension
Scheduled for open RRP @ MSK 3/10/09 - canceled due to cardiac clearance issues
Da Vinci RLP w/ Dr Carey @ Sarasota Memorial 4/23/09
Post op pathology - staging and Gleason unchanged at T2c, 4+3=7
All lymph nodes, seminal vesicles and margins negative


texican
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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Jon

Everyone is different. I had very high PSA readings for years and went through several biopies. All but the last one in December 2008 was negative. I asked my urologist why the high PSA and no cancer and he said only the biopsy can affirm cancer. The PSA is only a indicator. Sometimes the PSA will be high if you have an infection. Antibiotics can bring it down in that case.

I found the biopsy to be uncomfortable, not intolerable. After a biopsy, there will be blood in your urine and semen for a while which is sort of scary.

John
Dx December 22, 2008
Age 69
PSA 1998 5.2, 2000 2.5, 2003 5.4, 2004 7.4, 2005 15.9, 2006 20.5, 2007 31.5, 2008 34 and 32.9
Biopsy 1998-no cancer, 2003 - no cancer, 2006 - 12 samples, no cancer but PIN, Dec. 2008 - 12 samples, 2 positive with Gleason 4+3 = 7 on each. PIN on 3 others.
Di Vinci surgery on 2/10/2009, Austin TX
Pathology post surgery T3a, Gleason (4+3)7 with tertiary pattern 5.
NX,MX,R1, margin involvement 1-2 mm
Catheter removed on February 23.
First PSA followup on April 6, 2009 with 0.01 (lowest they can measure)
April 20 - no more pads


Jon2009
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   Posted 5/1/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My sincere thanks to each of you who have responded. I'm a single guy and although I'm active socially, I do not have anyone special in my life right now so I'm dealing with this mostly on my own. You guys are great and I appreciate your support very much.

Jon
Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0


Paul1959
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   Posted 5/2/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
John,
If you are going through this sort of solo, you may think about contacting someone on here via their email address on their profile. Several of us have a nice circle of guys we have talked to on the phone and the real life chat is really nice to have. You're right. Reaching out as a guy is not always our first response, but consider this one of the better side effects of PCa!
Otherwise, there are PCa support groups all over the country. Ustoo.org and American Cancer Society list groups on their sites. I joined one, and even though I am fine as far as the disease goes, I still attend since it reminds me of how lucky I am. I have made several great new friends and have a great time with them...and I was NEVER the kind of guy to join things.
Paul
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!


Godfather
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   Posted 5/2/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Jon:

Paul's suggestion is excellent. My email link is active and I would be more than happy to bore you with my PCa research and experiences.

Good luck,

Tony
Age at diagnosis 61 5'10" 260 lbs. Resides in SW Florida
12/07 PSA 2.6 12/08 PSA 4.0 Biopsy 1/09 - 6 of 8 nodes positive
Left - 2 of 4 positive, 2% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason Right - 4 of 4 positive, 40% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason
Perineural invasion is present - MRI suspicious for extracapsular extension
Scheduled for open RRP @ MSK 3/10/09 - canceled due to cardiac clearance issues
Da Vinci RLP w/ Dr Carey @ Sarasota Memorial 4/23/09
Post op pathology - staging and Gleason unchanged at T2c, 4+3=7
All lymph nodes, seminal vesicles and margins negative


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Joh, Paul in exactly right. My e-mail line is active as well. Do not hesitate to contact me is you need to.

Most of us on the borad are here to help each other.

Jeff
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily,


Franklen
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   Posted 5/2/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Jon, one thing to keep in mind as you wait for your biopsy.

You list the following data,
PSA 4/08: 1.7
PSA 3/09: 3.6
PSA 4/09: 6.0

Going from 1.7 to 3.6 in 11 months would be quite a rapid jump.

Going from 3.6 to 6.0 in less than a month would be highly unusual to be caused by a growing cancer.
(a annualized rate of almost 30ng/ml per year)

Here is what Dr. Catalona, a very well known urologist, says about such.

"In general, the more rapidly the PSA rises, the more likely there is cancer, except for very dramatic rises of more than 2ng/ml per year that are more likely to be caused by inflammation in the prostate gland (prostatitis)."

http://www.drcatalona.com/qa/faq_psa.asp

You don't mention either of your doctors treating you for any possible prostatitis, which BTW can be happening without any noticeable symptoms. It is not that the PSA test is inaccurate, but rather that the huge jump in PSA is more likely caused by something other than prostate cancer.
Now, your 11 month jump in PSA from 1.7 to 3.6 could have been caused by the start of the very same thing.
Waiting less than one month between tests could allow the same causation to remain in place or even to have gotten more intensive.

So, don't assume you have a PSA score that is going through the roof. It is more probable that it is caused by something else. The PSA jump from 3.6 to 6.0 in less than a month should be a strong clue.

Jon2009
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   Posted 5/4/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Franklen, thanks very much.  You have given me some much needed hope.  I keep hoping for that outcome.  I'm just waiting for the biopsy to get scheduled, I should hear from them today or tomorrow.  I hope its soon so I can get it over with. 

Jeff, Tony, and Paul, thank you.  I will be reaching out to you guys.  I'm really not good at that but I'm going to need it so please bear with me.  If by chance things turn out ok for me, I want to find out how I can help others.  I'm amazed there are such good people out there. 

Jon

 


Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/4/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Jon,
Us Too International is a great organized group for prostate cancer.  You can go to www.ustoo.org to see if there is a chapter near you.   I am a member of several such groups and they do have a good use.  And as the other guys have said, if you would like, many of us are in contact with each other over the phone or have personally met.  I have met about a dozen guys/gals from this site, more from other sites.  These are great friendships that have helped me immensely.  My Email is open and if you'd like to chat, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Together we are here, and I know from personal experience that the brotherhood is great. 

Peace,

Tony


Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


Jon2009
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   Posted 5/6/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Today my biopsy got scheduled, it will be on 5/29.  In some ways I feel better having it scheduled because at least I am certain of the date. 
Age:  49
PSA 4/08:  1.7
PSA 3/09:  3.6
PSA 4/09:  6.0

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