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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Still on HT while trying to figure out what I want to do. Last visit to Dr., PSA was down to 0.031 which the dr. said was good. Talked about just staying on HT for the end of time. I mention that I had read that HT is only good for 3 and one half years. Dr. said you just stop HT for awhile and then resume at a later interval. Surgery is not an option for me unless something changes. Not sure why, just a feeling I have. Will discuss radiation with the Dr. next visit in April. May be the route to go. Dr. explain about the sore rectum somewhat, but said they have a newer machine where the side effects are not as bad. Of course, I happened across some bad stories about radiation while reading here, but really can't worry about them. t is still kicking my butt throughout the day, so not sure how long I want to keep putting the stuff in my body.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25355
   Posted 2/1/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you put your signature back on here, trying to remember your situation and your numbers.

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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time

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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 2/2/2010 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Age 67. Was having prostate problems. PSA's had risen to 14, I was told. Was scheduled for robotic surgery, but had chest pain the night before. Canceled surgery and started hormone therapy. PSA was about 6 then. Bio showed two incidents of cancer. Bone scan was ok. Dr. believe the cancer was caught early. 30 days after first shot and Casodex, PSA was 0.5 or there abouts.
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