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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got back from the Uro's office. First PSA score after treatment below was 0.1. Both my Uro and Radiologist are very pleased, and, of course, so am I. I realize that this may flucuate higher over the next 12-18 months....but I like the starting point. Next test in September.
Thanks to all on this site who have provided support, information and shared experiences since I got on this train. Regards,

Age -67 PSA - 4.5

Biopsy  (9/4/09) - Positive in 5 of 8 cores. In those 5 cores, 5 of 11 samples were positive. Gleason 3+3=6. Stage – T1C  Ct and Bone scans negative.


BT performed on 12/11/09. 84 seeds of Palladium 103. Surgery at 7:30 - Home at 12:30 same day with no catheter. Blood in urine for a week. Side effects as expected -  some burning, frequency, urgency.   Resumed daily  1 ½ mile walk after 3 days. 


BT followed with 25 IGRT treatments beginning Feb 15 (4500 Gy's). After third week, experienced some fatigue. Now 2 months from last rad treatment - energy level has returned. Burning gone and urgency is much improved.


James C.
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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the very good news. Here's wishing you a lifetime of the same.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN

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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe...very good news indeed!  Should be smooth sailing from here on.
Best regards,
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62, Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2 of 16 cores cancerous, 27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 4/10/10.  6 month PSA 1.4 and now 1 year PSA at 1.0.  My docs are "delighted"!
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