PSA one year out from BT/IGRT

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JoeFL
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   Posted 12/16/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Got PSA results today from last Thursday.  0.1 - same as last two tests. My uro (who inserted the seeds) was very pleased...as was I. No bounce yet. Next test in 4 months.
 
Age 67 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 12/9/10 - 0.1

F8
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   Posted 12/16/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
that's great news Joe cool .  are you expecting a bounce?  my doc said there's a 15% chance of a bounce.
 
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age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

Tudpock18
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   Posted 12/16/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe, VERY, VERY good!  Contratulations...I am very happy for you!
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/16/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Merry Christmas . that is the present that you wanted.

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

JoeFL
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   Posted 12/16/2010 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jim. Thanks Jeff.
 
F8 - My doc did not give me a % but said that bounces were pretty common....and then go back down. Can always be exceptions of course.
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