Thanx to all of my friends for the words of encouragement. I am now beginning my 5th year with P.S.A. in the normal range since my dx in june of 06. Yes my psa drop was over 3200. Wow. Hard to believe. Jerry I am training for the Hood to Coast relay race in August of next year. It is a 192 mile relay that I will run 16 miles of. I will be running legs 12, 24, and the last leg ending in seaside oregon. It will be my 5th hood to coast but my 1st in 12 years and my first since being diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. I do not post often anymore Jerry sorry. I have a few posts on the site that are quite lengthy. In one I share my story. If you are interested perhaps you can look for it or maybe someone will give it a bump. Good to meet you and to the rest of my friends, thank you ever so much again. Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable