Post SBRT testosterone 1st test

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

three 5's and a jack
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 423
   Posted 3/7/2018 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got the numbers on the testosterone. TX was completed 10 weeks ago.

Pre SBRT 331 last thursday 282 the free testosterone was 5.5 don't really know what that means.

Just thought I would throw this out there.

TA: I stopped the Pygeum until after next weeks PSA to see what diff it makes.

Roger
69yo at DX
PSA 6.01 6/17 & 6.07 on 10/11/17 and 5.56 on 11/17/17
DX 8/11/17 5/16 cores positive all on left
L mid/base 4/6 4+3=7 25%
L apex 1/2 3+4=7 30%
Sec opinion from UofW GS7 but overall 3+4=7
Completed SBRT Dec 22 3625 cGY in 5 fractions Swedish in Seattle Dr. Robert Meier
10 wk post TX PSA 1.83

Sr Sailor
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2015
Total Posts : 395
   Posted 3/8/2018 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
three 5's and a jack said...
Just got the numbers on the testosterone. TX was completed 10 weeks ago.

Pre SBRT 331 last thursday 282 the free testosterone was 5.5 don't really know what that means.

Just thought I would throw this out there.

TA: I stopped the Pygeum until after next weeks PSA to see what diff it makes.

Roger


I will give it a try since your post didn't receive any love so far.
You testosterone looks similar to what you had prior to SBRT. Not sure why it even got measured since it looks like you didn't have hormone therapy (ADT). The drop in PSA looks good, if not excellent, to me.

Post Edited (Sr Sailor) : 3/8/2018 7:32:18 PM (GMT-7)


Skypilot56
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2017
Total Posts : 642
   Posted 3/8/2018 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Roger are you still getting snow out there? We were -2 this morning but it got up to 22 today.

Larry

three 5's and a jack
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 423
   Posted 3/9/2018 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Sr. Tested the Test just to have a baseline prior so to do followup as it does drop off after SBRT. So actually the Testosterone looks pretty good.

Larry, the snow has slowed and we are beginning to warm up. 46 y'day and 52 by early next week but we do freeze every night. Total snow here at my place ( I measure ) for the season is 94.4 inches.
How are you doing now that you are a few weeks post TX?

Roger
69yo at DX
PSA 6.01 6/17 & 6.07 on 10/11/17 and 5.56 on 11/17/17
DX 8/11/17 5/16 cores positive all on left
L mid/base 4/6 4+3=7 25%
L apex 1/2 3+4=7 30%
Sec opinion from UofW GS7 but overall 3+4=7
Completed SBRT Dec 22 3625 cGY in 5 fractions Swedish in Seattle Dr. Robert Meier
10 wk post TX PSA 1.83

19tarpon47
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2017
Total Posts : 175
   Posted 3/9/2018 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Roger.....I just looked at my T level after my first labs post treatment and it was 386. I didn't get it tested last month but I will on the next one. Also, I don't recall what mine was prior to the prostate cancer and treatment (it was in the low normal range) but I'll look and update that. Good luck on your progress with all of it. You are doing great and I expect that will continue. Best wishes.

Skip
Dx Age 69 Jan 2017
Prostate at biopsy 27.3 g
BX, core needle biopsy, 3 of 12 cores positive G 3+4=7, L3 left apex 60%, L5 left lateral mid 50%, L6 left lateral apex 30%, and R3 right apex: Focal high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
PSA: 01/17.....7.3
Completed SBRT Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Cyberknife Center of Tampa with Dr. Debra Freeman
PSA: 10/17.....2.50
PSA:.02/18.....1.64

three 5's and a jack
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 423
   Posted 3/9/2018 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Skip: I have not been having any issues that could be related to T level. Everything is fine. Desire and performance are all the same as before TX. Hell I just turned 70 so it is different than when I was 30 but that said I am a happy camper. No drugs to help urination issues, no drugs to help erection or ejac issues, PSA of 1.82 all in all I am doing well. I just wish there was more, than moral support, that I could do for others less fortunate than myself.

May all beings be well always free from animosity.

Roger
69yo at DX
PSA 6.01 6/17 & 6.07 on 10/11/17 and 5.56 on 11/17/17
DX 8/11/17 5/16 cores positive all on left
L mid/base 4/6 4+3=7 25%
L apex 1/2 3+4=7 30%
Sec opinion from UofW GS7 but overall 3+4=7
Completed SBRT Dec 22 3625 cGY in 5 fractions Swedish in Seattle Dr. Robert Meier
10 wk post TX PSA 1.83

Skypilot56
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2017
Total Posts : 642
   Posted 3/9/2018 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Roger doing pretty good been having a little in continence i think cause i quit flowmax still have fatigue but blame that on lupron? Radiation should be wearing off i would think.

Larry
Male 62 DX @ 60
Dad had PC
2002. Psa. .08 Enlarged Prostrate
2014. Psa. 3.8
2016. Psa. 19
3-08-17 RP Mayo, Mn
Gleason 9, pt3b, SV + 1 nerve, N-Margins 35 LN removed clear
Prostrate 45 grams
4-20-17 Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia
6-13-17 psa 0.13
7-19-17 psa 0.12 3TMRI with coil - clear
10-11-17 psa 0.16
10-12-17 Lupron
12-13-17 psa <0.10
12-18-17 SRT
2-7-18 SRT done 72gy

three 5's and a jack
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 423
   Posted 3/9/2018 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Well Larry I certainly hope it just keeps getting better for you.

I believe you were in on the thread I ran that mentioned I stopped Flowmax and the Pheno......radine and was just taking PYGEUM ( OTC herb ). TA weighed in saying that Pygeum would "artificially" lower PSA. Well what it does is shrink the prostate so if it is lowering PSA then it is because of the shrinkage and I really don't call that "artificial". It does muddy the water when tracking PSA with and without the Pygeum.
So.....as I am running two PSA testing labs at the same time I am doing a little study of my own on the effects of Pygeum on PSA. I will say this that based on my urinary function with Pygeum and then without, it was making a noticeable difference/improvement. It improved flow, increased volume thus reducing number of trips to the john and helped with mild discomfort.

You are in my thoughts daily up there in the far northland, although I am as far north as you are.

Be well my friend.

Roger
69yo at DX
PSA 6.01 6/17 & 6.07 on 10/11/17 and 5.56 on 11/17/17
DX 8/11/17 5/16 cores positive all on left
L mid/base 4/6 4+3=7 25%
L apex 1/2 3+4=7 30%
Sec opinion from UofW GS7 but overall 3+4=7
Completed SBRT Dec 22 3625 cGY in 5 fractions Swedish in Seattle Dr. Robert Meier
10 wk post TX PSA 1.83

suttersmill
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2011
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 3/10/2018 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like things are going well for you gentlemen and the SBRT was a good decision smile

Stay well!
Age 67, T1c, No SYM, DRE OK
DX 10/14/11, 54 gm, 32 bx, 2, 2%, G6, PSA 5.49, AS.
DX 06/04/13, ? gm, 12 bx, 2, 2%, G6, PSA 6.31, AS.
MP MRI 6/16/17, 14 mm Les, PIRADS 4, EPE 3, 78 cc, abutting capsule mildly irregular margins.
Fusion BX, 12/08/17 8 core, no PC, 2 HGPIN, 1 ASAP, 14 mm Les -, AS
PSA
09/2011 5.49 19.67%
10/2012 5.44 14.71 %
12/2013 6.31 ? %
06/2014 6.01 13.64%
03/2016 6.88

three 5's and a jack
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2017
Total Posts : 423
   Posted 3/11/2018 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
suttersmill: Looks like you are holding out on AS. May you continue doing so.

Roger
69yo at DX
PSA 6.01 6/17 & 6.07 on 10/11/17 and 5.56 on 11/17/17
DX 8/11/17 5/16 cores positive all on left
L mid/base 4/6 4+3=7 25%
L apex 1/2 3+4=7 30%
Sec opinion from UofW GS7 but overall 3+4=7
Completed SBRT Dec 22 3625 cGY in 5 fractions Swedish in Seattle Dr. Robert Meier
10 wk post TX PSA 1.83 T 282 pre TX was 331
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:15 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,972,679 posts in 326,005 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 160834 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Christina1984.
333 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Magaboo, Garion