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Uncle Harley
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 1/4/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my biopsy results back today with mixed results. They found (2) new areas both Gleason 3+3, 10%, and nothing in the previous dx area. My Dr says continue with PSA every 6 mo & NO add'l biopsies for the time being. If PSA starts to go up, currently 2.3, then will do more biopsies. He says 70% of men with my stats will live 20 years, that would put me at 80+ years. Not sure I'd want more than that. So for now it's on with life with grandkids, fishing & gardening, but still in Active Surveilence. I hope the New Year brings a successful outcome to each of you.


PSA History
3/99 1.2
3/00 1.04
3/01 1.16
7/02 1.24
2/06 1.59
3/07 1.79
3/08 2.54
8/08 2.3
4/09 2.3
7/09 2.6
12/09 2.3
12 needle prostate biopsy Jan 09
Dx of (1) core adenocarcinoma 20%
Negative DRE
All other cores benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C
12 needle prostate biopsy Dec 09
Dx of (2) core adenocarcinoma 10% each
All others benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C on each
Currently in Active Surveillence W/ Dr Approval
Age 60


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/4/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Uncle Harley, sounds like you are still on a good AS plan for now. Two 10% G6 cores not too bad, for now. Hopefully it will stay low like that for a long time. If not, then the way you are going about it, there should be no surprise if at some point in the future it does start moving upward. Good luck with the AS, would loved to have had that for an option.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


Uncle Harley
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 1/4/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David, you're in our prayers for a healthy future.
PSA History
3/99 1.2
3/00 1.04
3/01 1.16
7/02 1.24
2/06 1.59
3/07 1.79
3/08 2.54
8/08 2.3
4/09 2.3
7/09 2.6
12/09 2.3
12 needle prostate biopsy Jan 09
Dx of (1) core adenocarcinoma 20%
Negative DRE
All other cores benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C
12 needle prostate biopsy Dec 09
Dx of (2) core adenocarcinoma 10% each
All others benign
Gleason 3+3 T1C on each
Currently in Active Surveillence W/ Dr Approval
Age 60

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