4+3 is a clue as to how aggressive the cancer is

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Swimom
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   Posted 10/24/2006 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Um, guys, 4+3 is a clue as to how agressive the cancer is. Radiation may be the wiser choice but only a Doc can say with any confidence. I second the second (and 3rd) opinions.
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slls
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   Posted 10/24/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a 4+3, had RP, 8 year survivor. If the cancer has spread no point in surgery.

Swimom
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   Posted 10/24/2006 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
slls,
You are indeed a fortunate man. I wish the same for every man.

slls
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   Posted 10/25/2006 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Its not all luck, went to a Boston hospital that specializes in Pca surgery. The Doctor had many years experience doing RP surgery.
After surgery and radiation the next best thing you can do for yourself is keep the immune system in top shape. Eat right, take vitamins and exercise every day. Never much went with all sorts of supplants that people say will get rid of the cancer, just say as healthy as you can.

Swimom
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   Posted 10/26/2006 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't say you had luck...I said you are a fortunate man....although having a little good luck always helps :>)

biker90
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   Posted 1/22/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Swim.

What PSA value is considered "undetectable"?

Thanks,

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04.  Next PSA on 4/4/07.
 
            "Cancer feeds on fear, starve it to death!"


Swimom
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   Posted 1/22/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jim,

Physician's consider .1 or lower to be 0
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