I called these guys up to take part in the survey. I was told that they were getting a lot of calls from persons under the age of 50 and they thought it was because they solicited on the internet rather than with conventional means. They were concerned that the high percentage of younger men might skew the survey. I asked if they had perhaps thought that maybe the high percentage of men under 50 with mets had to do with the fact that at 50 Doctors begin screening for PCA and thus catch it in the early stages of the disease before it has a chance to spread. Is it just me or do people who are doing these surveys have a difficult time seeing the forest for the trees. DUH!!!!
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