My name is Jim; I’m 53 with a family history of PC, father and two uncles on father’s side; father died 10 years ago at the age of 78 from PC. I have had been diagnosed with BHP for the last 10 years. I haven’t been diagnosed with PC yet, will be getting biopsy on 21 Sep. at the VA Hospital in Boston.
The Urologist that I was using only did a DRE every other year and my PCP never did one, both are with my military HMO not the VA. I was on Cardura for the BHP but started to have high eye pressure and vision black outs. I was placed in the VA hospital for an evaluation for stoke, which was negative and was ask to stop the Cardura to see if things might get better, which it has. I did a follow up with the Urologist I had and he disagreed about
stopping the medication but my urination problem get better also. He was also seeing me about
a kidney cyst which he said was nothing to worry about
. Well, at this time I thought that it might be a good idea to get a second opinion by the VA to see if my problem (blood in urine) was my kidney or my prostate. The VA Doc went over my info reading the ultrasound reports on my kidney and my PSA results then the DRE was done, she is going to redo all my blood work to get the results up to date in the VA system. She said that my prostate was enlarged on the left side and there was also a lump and with my last PSA of 1.4 and a family history she wishes to do a biopsy.
I have books on order to do my research, research!!
Jim, 54, 5 level Cervical Laminectory-2003, sclerotic lesions in hip found Nov 2006, GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma, Eye problems, Prostate BPH, Tripling of PSA.
Meds, Tramadol HCl, Flexeril, Omeprazole, Nitrostat, Plavix, Albuterol, Saw Palmetto, Multi Vitamin Mens
Diagnosed: 12Nov. '07, Age 54
Treatment: 18 Jan '08, - To be 42 treatment 1.8 Gy M-F for a total of 75.6 Gy.
Prostate Biopsy: 18Sept '06, - 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 cc
Prostate Biopsy : 12Nov '07, Biopsy - 14 sample 2 positive, one Gleason 6 at 5 %,
other Gleason 6 at 15%- Stage T1C -Prostate size 40.2 cc
Bone Scan: 12Dec '07, - Hot Spot on Brain
Family history: Father and two uncles die from PCa
1.2 Oct 05
3.61 Jul 06
2.6 Sept 06 19%
2.6 Apr 07 3% Oh NO