One Month PSA and

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Skate
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   Posted 2/22/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a Sunny Afternoon:
As posted in an earlier thread,  I am seeing my Dr. for my next injection of Zoladex this week.  I haven't received my three month blood tests showing whether there have been any changes in my levels. I'll get those when I see him.  Should I ask my Dr. to increase the frequency of my blood tests, say every month, so as to monitor  the affects of HT more closely?  Any thoughts on this?
 
Jack

Age 59 at Diagnosis 62 now
01/08 PSA 4.17 DRE showed node
03/08 RP - pT3a 10% ca / Nerve Sparing, margins clear, no invasion
Continent 3 weeks post surgery / ED
06/08 until 08/09 PSA 0.01
08/09 PSA .14
09/09 SRT / 36 treatments
01/10 PSA .13
08/11/10 PSA 3.44
30/11/10 Zoladex ADT

F8
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   Posted 2/22/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Jack  -- relax, my brother.  understandably you are having PSA anxiety.  wait until you get your results and take it from there.  my guess is everything will be fine.
 
ed
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Skate
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   

ed

I understand and agree that I have some anxiety but is it not a good idea to keep a closer eye on PSA T levels  when on Zoladex and not wait the full three months each time?

jack


F8
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Jack -- i'm getting my PSA tested every four months now.  i had my testosterone checked last time for the first time.  i was five months from my last shot of lupron and my T level  is 6.  maybe your case is different.
 
ed
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Skate
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 424
   Posted 2/23/2011 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ed
You are right.  I swore I would never let this thing take over and lately I feel that it has.  A little dose of reality got me back on track, for now. I guess it's because this is my third line of defence and "pickings are getting slim".    I'll post my results tomorrow evening.  Keeping my fingers crossed and my thoughts positive.  Better get to the gym to get my mind off of  this.
 
j
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