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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/11/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. Just saw urologist due to continued elevated PSA. Latest 7.1 July 09 had a wonderful biopsy....12 little nuggets snipped out of my prostate and it came back clear. Now doctor wants to repeat again. He says it feels real nice digitally and I don't have symptoms. I am 64, vegetarian, but eat tons of fish and run many miles. This must be normal for me. Right?

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I would recommend a color doppler procedure to help find it. If you are not having BPH symptoms, your PC ( if there is any) could be in an area where the biopsy doesn't hit.

The other thing I would ask about is free PSA. This is another indicator.

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Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Goodlife regarding free psa. I would also inquire about a PCA3 test, which might offer some additional guidance on the need for another biopsy.
Age 46.  Father died of p ca. 
My psa starting age 40: 1.4, 1.3, 1.43, 1.74, 1.7, 1.5, 1.5

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/11/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
It is also important to do several PSA tests over a few months to get an idea of how fast (or hopefully slowly) it is rising.
PSA Feb 09 - 9
Dx age 62 - March 2009 - Gleason 7
Surgery - da-vinci RP on April 29, 2009 Gleason upgraded to 9
Started VEGAN diet June 2009
3 month PSA - <.04
6 month PSA <.04
9 month PSA .05
12 Month PSA  .16
SRT began May 3, 2010 - will do about 41 treatments

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/11/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all. I'm having a free PSA drawn tomorrow. We'll see.

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   Posted 5/11/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Was your biopsy guided with a sonagram? Make sure the next one is a saturation biopsy. 7.1, while not outrageous high, means some thing is going on, infection,BPH, Im assuming ur urolgist rulled them out be fore biopsy. Im a runner, myself,boston, 74,75,76 and 77. Planing a marathon is sept, which will be 11 mos post RRP. You will be fine either way, it will be just a little more complicated if its positive, stay cool.
age 66 First psa 4/17/09 psa 8.3, 7/27/09 psa 8.1
8/12/09 biopsy 6 out of 12 pos 2-70%, rest <5% 3+3
10/19/09 open rrp U of W Medical Center, left bundle spared
10/30/09 catheter out. continent from the jump.
pathology- prostate confined, only thing positive was the report.everything else negative
9% of prostate affected. gleason 3+4, I suppose thats a negative
After reading pathology myself, gleason was 3+4 with tertiary 5, 2-3 foci That is a negative, but I am a positive !!
Ed an issue but keeping the blood flowing with the osbon pump
8 week psa 0,o

" Hypocrisy is vice's homage to Virtue " read it in Bartlet's book of quotation years ago stuck with me, can't remember who said it.

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