PSA DOWN FROM 144 -20 in 3 months

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leeanglo
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   Posted 1/14/2011 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue   yeah tongue yeah tongue yeah Well i just got a call from my doc here in the uk,and after 3 months on ht therapy (zoladex) my psa as dropped from 144 to the super duper level of only 20,just imagine if id only just been diagnosed with a 20 psa id be crying now but im actually elated.I had a feeling today was gona be agood one!!!!!
OK...so now ive calmed down a little can anyone tell me how im doing if its dopped that much in 3 months, should it now be untraceable? or am i doing good getting down to a psa of 20? all responses will be greatly valued.
ONE LAST THING.............i must spare a thought for my liver and kidneys as they are coming out to party with me this weekend and there gona get hammered!!!! LOL.... nono .

zufus
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   Posted 1/14/2011 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Although that is a fair to decent response, idealistically you would hope it would be either into non-detectable levels or very low, say less than 1.0 or ideally less for i.e. , for so called excellent results. I didn't have undetectable level either and was a very good response but not the ideal level that some others do achieve, via comparisons. It may drop further and if so, should show that results in the following month for comparisons. You may or may not drop down closer to the bottom out levels, monitor it within a month to get an idea. I used to track my psa every month for along time...found out it was in my best interests, walk-in psa testings were only costs $15 and mailed to me...plus whatever I got through a doc.

Get ready to gain some weight, it is unavoidable, and the way it is...exercise might help.
Now you can hear from others and compare all kinds of replies.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

James C.
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   Posted 1/14/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Lee, your happy, we're happy. That is a dramatic drop, sure to be good for the confidence that the HT is kicking in good. Thanks for sharing...
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

ralfinaz
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   Posted 1/14/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lee,
It is an excellent response for such an elevated PSA. The key is to observe the trend as often as possible by testing your PSA. You might consider adding an antiandrogen (such as Casodex) and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (such as Proscar or Avodart). These are recommended for those diagnosed with potentially more aggressive disease. For the moment, enjoy your response to treatment and we wish you the best possible outcome!

RalphV

cyrus1
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats huge drop, Ive just hit month 4 of ht and got good news also on psa.the suds  I got off suds, they were boosting my night sweats on lupron, but enjoy your day with your mates. Cyrus 1 
Age 63
Dx 5/2010
psa 17.5 at dx
psa 19.5 3 months later
gleason 8
positve10 of 10 on biopsy
44 imrt 5months lupron ht to date

44 imrt 5 months lupron ht

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/14/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
That's a huge drop. Congratulations. Hope it continues downward.
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

leeanglo
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   Posted 1/14/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much guys for your replys today,it makes all the difference having the support you give at this forum and this desease has a massive learning curve.Hopefully what we learn from each other today can be passed on to men in the future and help them through anxious times when they arise.
                          regards Lee......

zufus
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   Posted 1/15/2011 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
leeanlgo- Ralph (rafinaz) is probably 'the' guy here with the most among all of us, as to having quality time, research and observation on PCa, Ralph can correct me but it might be 15+ yrs. and literally has seen it all. I have seen my share in about 9 yrs. of this stuff and on forums, newletters and such. You might want to ask Ralph some direct questions for additional food for thought, alot of us have some experience and thoughts on PCa (many perspectives on this dynamic beast). My 'laid persons' guess is you are dealing with perhaps some androgen inpendent PCa cells, and you might add response by things Ralph mentioned or consider other drugs now or in the future. Suggest you get busy now looking at everything possible on PCa, and I would not leave it all to just one doc unless you had the reknown specialists (like about 8-10 of them around) e.g.:  Dr. Scholz, Lam, Hu, Meyers, Sartor, Volgelzang, Leibowitz etc. Checkout:

www.hrpca.org      (tab for 'proven treatments...this is a good start on knowing stuff)

Best to you amigo. cool

ralfinaz
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   Posted 1/15/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
zufus, I was glad to see you participating here. There are many well informed survivors at HW and this site provides a major service in informing and supporting patients cope with PCa.

Best to you amigo!
Surviving prostate cancer since 1992. RP; Orchiectomy (OUCH!)
GS (4 + 2); bilateral seminal vesicle invasion; tumor attached to rectal wall. Last PSA September, 2010: <0.1 ng/ml
Laughter is the best medicine!

ralfinaz
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   Posted 1/15/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Tried to place an icon at the end of that last post but guess I hit the wrong one...sorry.
Surviving prostate cancer since 1992. RP; Orchiectomy (OUCH!)
GS (4 + 2); bilateral seminal vesicle invasion; tumor attached to rectal wall. Last PSA September, 2010: <0.1 ng/ml
Laughter is the best medicine!

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/15/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
HealingWell just takes a little getting used to, Ralph. Your selected icon looks "devilish..."

Tony

zufus
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   Posted 1/16/2011 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah it caught my eye, but I know Ralph to be a nice guy, no problema. :-)
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

TTaylor
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   Posted 1/16/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News! Keep it up and stay positive.
TTaylor
Age 67. Robotic prostatectomy 10/26/2010, due for RT in Janury 0f 2011. Eight of 12 lobes positive. Gleason Score 4+4=8, Margin envolvement was present with adipose tissue invasion and perineural invasion, glandular and stromal hyperplasia present,pT3 pNO and no evidence of metastatic adenocarcinoma. 1st psa after surgery Nov. 24, 2010 was .3
HT started Nov. 24, 2010.

leeanglo
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   Posted 1/17/2011 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
THanks once again guys,i have a few more questions i would like to ask if you dont mind.
i was concerned that i may have androgen independent cells with my psa not coming in below 0.5,but do some of us respond differntly with psa decrease times being longer i.e will it maybe take another month or two for the lowest point or is this not normally the case.
Secondly,and regarding a diferent matter,can vigourous excersise induce testosterone production even whilst on ht(zoladex) and can this interfere with psa levels ?
                       Regards Lee. confused .
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