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Date Joined Nov 2017
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 12/6/2017 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Journey has started - staying as positive as possible
Updated my signature -so far so good. What lies ahead?
Age 75 - diagnosed Nov-2017
PSA 7.8, Gleason 10 (5 + 5)
Biopsy High Grade
11/14- full body bone scan & CT scan
11/17-Consultation with Dan Farber, bone scan negative
- cancer has metastasized to a node and ureter PSA -8.3
11/29 -CT scan, Bone density, started HT (Lupron, Zitiga & Pretesone)

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2014
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 12/6/2017 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Surgery Nov, 14 2014 Negative margins, negative lymph nodes, negative vessels
Gleason 3+7 PSA .08 Dec 14, 2004; <0.05 on March and July 2015; 0.05 on Oct 2015 and 0.07 on January 2016, .06 on July 2016 and .10 on Oct 2016

Tall Allen
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Date Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts : 8946
   Posted 12/6/2017 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully the Zytiga and Lupron will shrink your mets, and PSA will come down. There are some clinical trials you can start looking into. There are links to them at the end of the following article:


Prostate radiation or surgery is also an option that some are experimenting with after mets have been discovered.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
SBRT 9 yr onc. resultsSBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEs
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New Member

Date Joined Nov 2017
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 12/7/2017 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. I will check out the info. open to all ideas
and info. My next checkup is Dec 14.

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2017
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 12/7/2017 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I checked it out. Still too confusing for me, I will have to read it a couple more times.
The comment ""Metastatic," for the purposes of this analysis only includes distant metastases (Stage M1), but not pelvic lymph node metastases (Stage N1)". This may leave me out because my node is the pelvic
lymph node, stage N1. The whole article is greek to me for now. Have a lot to learn.

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