statins and PSA readings

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   Posted 8/15/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
another article about statins and how they affect PSA readings -

-sorry - the urls [] don't seem to work - you have to do a cut and paste -
Age: 54 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA: October 8, 2010 -TBA

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   Posted 8/16/2010 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Bronson, interesting article. Should statins turn out to actually provide protective benefits for PCa, it wouldn't be the first time that a drug originally developed for a totally different condition works for another condition as well. Minoxodil (main ingredient in Rogaine) comes to mind - I believe it was originally used to treat high blood pressure and, lo and behold, they found that men using this medication were reversing hair loss.

Hope you and Steve are doing well up north...we can't seem to break out of the hot and humid weather here in the States.
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!
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