The quote was 2nd or 3rd hand., supposedly said in a newspaper interview. I was trying to verify it. That's why I was asking Tony to see if he had heard anything.
Klotz bases his predictions on psa doubling time. He believes that as long as the doubling time remains above 3 years it is non agressive. As soon as the doubling time drops to less than three years treatment is recommended. The problem is that it takes two years of psa taken every 3 months to get a reliable trend.
I had 10 years of psa history, with about
50 data points and my PSADT was consistantly 3 years. The doubling time never increased which indicated the PC was growing at a slow steady rate. It eventually would have caused a problem years down the road, but unknowingly I was practicing delayed treatment for at least 12 years. Unquestionable I would have had a much better chance for a cure if treated 5 or 6 years ago.
64 years old.
PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.
2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.
Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.
Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.
25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.
PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.