Well I just got home from Dr. Vogelzang's office and I am still in remission. I won't go into all the details but you can read them at my website in my signature. There was an interesting twist in this doctor's visit. I suffer from hypogonadism and it predates my therapies. Dr. V took a T level test in march of 2007. It was just 218. My brother is currently undergoing testosterone therapy as his was as low as 150.
There is a real irony here. When I had my first PSA test, I was at the doctors office for ED. ED is a side symptom of hypogonadism. That doctor asked if I had had a physical since turning 40 and I had not. It was that day that my first PSA test ever was done. Not only was my T levels low, but my PSA was near 20. I go in for something very personal and simple to address and it just may have saved my life?
October 3, 2006 19.8
October 10, 2006 18.9
November 27, 2006 13.9
Surgery February 16, 2007
February 28, 2007 0.9
March 12, 2007 0.1
March 23, 2007 <0.1
May 16, 2007 <0.1
July 18, 2007 <0.1
September 19, 2007 <0.1
January 29, 2008 <0.1
May 9, 2008 <0.1
September 17, 2008 <0.1
January 13, 2009 <0.1
May 11, 2009 <0.1 T=50
October 7, 2009 <0.1 T=21 PAP=0.3
January 4, 2010 <0.1 T=128 PAP=0.4
May 18, 2010 <0.1 T=230 PAP Untested
November 3, 2010 0.02 <Undetectable> T=263
Many blessings to all!
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 11/3/2010 6:29:33 PM (GMT-6)