I am currently taking D.E.S. 1 mg daily with an aspirin. Zufus recommends that I take cumadin with it instead of aspirin but so far so good. My last psa was 3.24 up from 1.8 4 months previous. I am thinking about going back on lupron but that depends on my next p.s.a. in 4 weeks. For hot flashes they tell me that there is a pill you can take that helps. I simply slept with a small fan clipped onto my nightstand and had my face towards it at night. I also slept in 600 thread count cotton sheets with no other blankets. I am a pipefitter welder by trade and I am use to working in extreme heat so perhaps the hot flashes did not bother me so much. Hopefully I will not have to worry about switching treatments. I do believe my onco doc wants my p.s.a. to get above 10 so he can put me on provenge. That is kaiser's guide line to be eligible.
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable