Hate to put a damper on good news but I have been on statins for over 10 years and my LDL has been under 70 for years. I had gleason 9 and short recurrence after RRP with SRT completed in June. Go figure??? The Old Sailor
Dx 07/09 Age 67 - 28 core saturation biopsy w/5 positive (2 gleason 8, 2 gleason 7, 1 gleason 6)
RRP 8/13/09 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Path report upgraded gleason to 4+5=9
Negative margins/extraprostatic extension/seminal vessicles/ lymph nodes but perineural invasion present.
Two month post surgery PSA 0.022
Five month post surgery PSA 0.081
Seven month post surgery PSA 0.190
Eight month post surgery PSA 0.217
Started 38 sessions IMRT at Mayo Jacksonville on 4/12/10, completed 6/4/10. Few side effects except urinary urgency and frequency during the day and some rectal discomfort near the end of therapy.