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Old Sailor
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   Posted 2/1/2011 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my two month post beginning of HT (Lupron) today and my PSA went from 1.2 to 0.10 which the doc at Mayo said was a dramatic drop and should bode well for me - as long as the psa stays low.  Hot flushes still bothersome, especially at night so he put me on Effexor to see how it works. 
Dx 07/09 Age 67 - 28 core saturation biopsy w/5 positive (2 gleason 8, 2 gleason 7, 1 gleason 6)
RRP 8/13/09 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Path report upgraded gleason to 4+5=9

Negative margins/extraprostatic extension/seminal vessicles/ lymph nodes but perineural invasion present.

Two month post surgery PSA 0.022

Five month post surgery PSA 0.081

Seven month post surgery PSA 0.190

Eight month post surgery PSA 0.217

Started 38 sessions IMRT at Mayo Jacksonville on 4/12/10, completed 6/4/10. Few side effects except urinary urgency and frequency during the day and some rectal discomfort near the end of therapy.

60Michael
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   Posted 2/1/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Overall a promising report Old Sailor. Sorry about the hot flashes, but happy as heck about your PSA.
Michael

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/1/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That is quite a drop in 2 months. Keep that up.

Skate
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Great report Old sailor.  In just two months on Lupron that is quite a drop.  I hope my results indicate the same trend.  Three month PSA coming up next week.  Keep showing those results.  It certainly gives me encouragement as well.

Jack


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/1/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like a good report, old sailor, keep up the good work
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

Fairwind
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   Posted 2/1/2011 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Let us know if that Effexor does anything worthwhile..
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