A couple of years ago when I was diagnosed and it became know to my colleagues that I had PCa I had an interesting conversation with one of them. A lady with whom I work shared a story about
her fathers experience with PCa. He had been diagnosed and treated with radiation as primary at the age of 70 some twenty eight years prior. I assumed that he had most likely passed on after that period of time and inquired as to whether or not the PCa was instrumental in his demise. She laughed and said "no, he is still living and has had to slow down after falling off the roof at age 95 a few years ago". Well, today I ran into my friend and she shared that she was going to Arizona to visit her father on his 100th birthday in a couple of weeks.
Just thought this was a good story as we do not often hear from thirty year survivors.
Best to all.
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Two years on Lupron completed 01/2010.
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 were full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones
PSA 06/09 .36 or .30 depending on who did the test
PSA 09/09 .33 one year after IMRT and 16 months into hormone
PSA 03/10 .32 18 months after IMRT Still on hormones
PSA 05/10 .42 Rising a little as the lupron wears off. Last lupron shot 01/10.
PSA 06/10 .322 Maybe the .42 reported in May was in error?
PSA 07/14/2010 0.1