New Member Jamarlyn asking for help

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   Posted 2/10/2011 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Jamarlyn posted this in another post and might have been over looked.  See if someone can help answer her questions
Welcome here Jamarlyn, I am sure someone can here will be able to help you.
Post from another thread:
I'm really hoping someone on here can help me.

My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 years ago. He has had surgery and follow up therapy afterwards. He's gone from monthly to 3 monthly implants and overall has kept very well. For a short while he did without the implants but a rise in his PSA prompted the doctor to start these again.

Over the last few months he's had problems urinating (one of his original symptoms) but the doctors felt that this was more to do with scar tissue from his earlier surgery rather than a problem with his prostate.

Last week he had further surgery to widen his "tube" as he calls it, and the flow is back to normal - unfortunately he had a call today with the results of a blood test taken last week and his PSA is 26 (previously 9)

I was wondering if a PSA level could increase as a result of surgery? It really knocks him for six when he gets news like this, especially when they just call to drop this bombshell but don't offer any explanation for the sudden rise. He has a hospital appointment next week but I know he's going to be distraught and depressed until he goes there. I'd like to be able to offer him some alternative reasons for this increase but don't know enough about it to do that.

You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity


Robotic Surgery Sept 2008
PSA increasing since January 2009
Current PSA .44 (29 months)
PSA Doubling time approx. 6 months

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   Posted 2/10/2011 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I responded prior, but what the heck. I guess the implant thing is zoladex a type of ADT or HT hormone therapy, implant is subcataneous pellet like. Should control psa levels to low-low when working its best. If you just resumed the zoladex and psa was up to 26, then it should hopefully go back down, soon. Now if it does not then that is more worrisome and you need to seek an oncologist for better wisdom in treating such a situation.

Knowledge is your power and could help put his mind at ease. There are various protocols for treating PCa that is even resistant (hprca). I have been treating mine when ADT3 was failing back in 2005 after 2 yrs., switched protocols and done well enough through to 2011, thus far. Websites for help on info:   (proven treatments area)
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
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