Thanks and hello to you newbies. David, to answer your question, I am not sure. My uro just says I'm weird and can not explain the lack of disease progression. My onco hopes the p.c. has been put to sleep for a long while. He hopes I get a great big break and although he wont say it out loud he is hoping it will be quite an extended deviation from treatment. I wish I knew but as always I stand on psalms 103. It is my rock in these treacherous waters. Hi James old buddy. They still let you moderate. lol. I am around just can only get on here at work and they give me the stink eye whenever I do. Having P.C. works to my advantage in this case though. Nobody wants to be the one to fire the guy with cancer. hahaha chuckle chuckle/cough cough hack. Lord I hate copd. oops scar tissue from p.c. in the lungs. I just hope when I am off h.t. I get a real erection without have to stick a needle in the little fella
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
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable