Fairwind, you are once again wrong. If I intended to "crop" it like you claim, I would hardly left the link fully available in its full content. Had enough of conspiracy theories. "One can only guess as to why David edited that paragraph" - what is that suppose to me, what are you insinuating. Don't appreciate your slur.
My doctors are deeply concerned about my entire situation, from the very start of this journey with the extreme PSA velocity issues I had in the year prior to my dx. Even the new oncologist realiizes that this particular cancer case is taking a path of its own. What I found interesting, and I pasted the part that interested me, was it seems exactly like the situation I am right now.
HT doesn't always do the wonders you think its doing. Both my doctors feel with the other issue, i..e. velocity, that HT might (key word: might) not be very effective under my circumstances, and then what? This is why the new oncologist is not eager to pull the HT gun at this time, he doesn't think its a time to act out of fear, but to keep holding off on the trigger until (and only if I agree of course) the timing is right where the HT might give me the best shot. Both doctors agree that if we did it now, of course it would drop the PSA right down, but neither feels its worth it for the side effects that would be piled on top of a patient that has already been dealing with side effects for almost 3 years now. Couldn't imagine fatigue on top of what I am dealing with now.
Study up on PSA Velocity in the year prior to dx, its pretty sombering to read. My doctors happen to subscribe to that general thinking.
I don't need you making false accusation about my intent, etc. You don't know my intent, or my mindset, or even exactly what I am dealing with.
The entire article is there for anyone to read. I thought it was interesting, its that simple. Didn't appreciate the tone of your post towards me. If you think you know more than my doctors, will be glad to e-mail you their names and phone numbers, and you can debate them.
David in SC
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 margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
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 9/10