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   Posted 12/11/2010 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my monthly psa ,well what a big let down, it was 5.24 last month this month it went up to 6.44 big jump in 4 weeks , well recheck in 3 weeks hopefully good news then .      
   alf     sad
AL - 49 Feb 09 dx PSA 118 Gleason score 5-4=9 cores 11-12-100% Stage T4m Cat Scan -mri -Bone scan/ caner spread - spine/lung/liver. Treatmen; casadex + trellstar 3 months PSA droped to .054- pulled off casadex .8/09 PSA 7.43 12/09 PSA 11.65 started lupron/ new drug tak700 1/10 PSA 7.81 -2/10 4.95 4/10 3.34 7/10 [4.02] 8/10 4.4 now upgraded to [T4M1C ] 10/10 psa 5.81

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   Posted 12/11/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that, Alf, hope your next one trends better.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/11/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not know if you have had the opportunity to meet and talk to another member here and well known advocate David Emerson. He was diagnosed at the age of 42 with a PSA of 271. He has ridden your roller coaster now for almost 6 years. He uses the screen name of David E(FLHW) here at HealingWell. If you have met him then you know the power of a positive attitude and huge heart. If you have not, here is his webpage:

He is very accessible and very versed in protocols you have yet to try. If you would like his email address send me a message and I will get it to you. I know other stories and people that have travelled your road ahead and I will help in any way I can to get you resources.

Hang in there. There is still very much to be hopeful about.

Peace to you and all around you!

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

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   Posted 12/12/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Tony, just hearing and reading David's story is amazing and uplifting. He will gladly share his experiences with you. Sorry for the increase in psa

peace to you
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
I was on Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart for two years with my last shot March 2009. I am currently (7-22-2010) not on any medication.
My Oncology hospital is The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL
PSA July of 2007 was 16.4
PSA May of 2008 was.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13
PSA April 16th of 2010 is .16
PSA July 22nd of 2010 is .71
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

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   Posted 12/12/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Alf, Know that there are people out here thinking about you and care what happens. Your well being is currently on the mind in the heart of a person you dont know half way around the world, Cape Cod. And beyond i'm sure.

The realization of that should bring you some small measure of comfort as a human being.

We will NOT live forever.. it just that those of us with pca pay closer attention to the clock.

Peace to all.

Tim G
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   Posted 12/12/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear that your PSA is up, Alf.   Take care and hang in there.

James C.
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   Posted 12/12/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
alf, sorry to hear the news. Here's hoping the trend will reverse with the next test. Hang in there...
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/12/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Alf, so sorry to hear about the jump. Know we are thinking about you buddy. We are here for you if you need.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED
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