Extremely high PSA

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dutchy
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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer (spread to bones and lungs) two weeks ago. His PSA was 1946, but brought down to 407 in the past two weeks by using Casodex. We're hoping that the lupron will reduce it and keep it around zero for a long time.
 
I'm wondering whether there are others who had initial PSA (at time of diagnosis) this high and what their experience is.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   

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bluebird
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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ~ Dutchy,
 
 
Go to Journey's....  look for threads started by: Pooks6719, Lena Gr, Lydialynn and I'm sure there's more on 56 pages worth of valuable information.
 
Our thoughts are with you as you move forward...
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edited to add another link: tongue   I'm back!!

PSA 56.7 Gleason 8     started by Lena Gr

Need some input - aggresssive cancer   started by Lydialynn

Gleason 9   started by Kate12

The Benefits and Side Effects of Hormone  started by Veteran1

 

Recommended reading by our members:

Dr. Charles "Snuffy" Myers

"Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet"

I could not find any new or used books.... only a link to his site for ordering... hope this helps!

 

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Post Edited (bluebird) : 6/29/2007 6:34:26 PM (GMT-6)


dutchy
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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that. Still, a PSA of around 50 or even 100 seem a long way from 1900 or 400?

We had a bizar 2 weeks. My husband didn't have any significant problems. A chest X-ray, done for a routine medical check showed something on his lungs which turned out to be advanced HT (lungs and bones). HT has started, he's feeling well and we're just hoping for the best.

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   Posted 6/29/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
It's well worth reading Dr Myers book, "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy & Diet".
 
He has sections on two common myths about hormonal therapy, and several case studies of patients he has treated for some time who had PSA readings of 3488 3656 and 1026, and now have very low readings.
 
I know a number of men using hormone treatment. Most cope well with it and have few side effects. One has his story on the yananow site under mentors experiences.
 
John

bluebird
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   Posted 6/29/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Dutchy ~ see previous post .... I've added a few more links.

khem
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   Posted 6/30/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend whose psa level was 2500  in  Aug.2005 They had only given him 3 months to live. He was put on the lupron shots and his last psa level was 1.1 in March of 2007. He does have the side effects that comes along with the treatments but he works everyday and is doing fine. The next step will be chemo I believe but that can also prolong their life. I wish you and your husband the best.

dutchy
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   Posted 6/30/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear all,

Thank you very much for your replies! t's highly appreciated. I'm going to get the Myers' book.

Warmest regards,

Erlien

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