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goat
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   Posted 11/10/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all long time reader first post anyone on finasteride and any side affects

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/10/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
goat,
Are you diagnosed with PCa, or are you using finasteride for preventitive purposes?

Tony
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Carlos
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   Posted 11/11/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Goat,
I used finasteride for many years.  I did not have any side affects but quit using it because it did not help the BPH.
Carlos
 


Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, Gleason 8 (5+3)and stage T1c.  CT and bone scan neg.  Robotic surgery performed 5/2008.  Staged pT2c. Intra op. path margins were neg.  Left lobe 20% tumor, predominately grade 3.  Rt. lobe 40%, pred. grade 5 with perineural invasion and penetration into but not through capsule.  All surfaces of resection, SV and lymph nodes were neg.  Gleason sum 8 (5+3).  PSA <0.1 at 14 months.

Post Edited (Carlos) : 11/11/2009 6:37:45 AM (GMT-7)


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/11/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Learn something new ever day:

What is this medicine?

FINASTERIDE (fi NAS teer ide) is used to treat male pattern baldness in men only. This medicine is not for use in women.
 
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

 


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
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Carlos
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   Posted 11/11/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Finasteride (also known as Proscar) was originally developed to treat BPH. Researchers later discovered that it also promoted hair growth for some men. Some of the latest studies suggest it might help prevent PCa. For me, finasteride did none of the above.

Carlos
Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, Gleason 8 (5+3)and stage T1c.  CT and bone scan neg.  Robotic surgery performed 5/2008.  Staged pT2c. Intra op. path margins were neg.  Left lobe 20% tumor, predominately grade 3.  Rt. lobe 40%, pred. grade 5 with perineural invasion and penetration into but not through capsule.  All surfaces of resection, SV and lymph nodes were neg.  Gleason sum 8 (5+3).  PSA <0.1 at 14 months.


goat
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   Posted 11/11/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
i have it hope my signature is showing thanks for the reply to all
age 49 when diag psa 6.2 rp in 8-06 both nerves spared
gleason score 8  stage t2b no evidence of capsular invasion
post surgery psa 0.1  2006
psa 1-08 0.4
psa 4-08 1.0
radiation therapy 38 treatments 7-08 with 1 year of zoladex
psa now 0.0
doc wants to start on finasteride 5 mg

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