Question for all the ladies - Have you ever had your PSA tested?

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AEG
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   Posted 7/1/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Have you ever had your psa tested or did you ever think about having it tested.  If you did, what were the results? 

 

I know that studies indicated that PC can't be transferred via the sperm but what if it can?  Does the study also apply to the semen post biopsy since it then contains blood and perhaps other things?

 

I was just wondering if I'm the only one here that thought about this.

 

AEG

 
 
 
 

El Tigre
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   Posted 7/1/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
What a horrible thought! Virtually all the literature I have read, disclaims the prospect of cancer being "infectious".

This disease is hard enough to deal with, emotionally, without adding the prospect of giving it to our wives.
I sure do wish I had found this site pre-surgery!! RRP 10/25/05 I don't remember all the scores. Have had clean checks ever since. Never had to use the pads!!


aus
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   Posted 7/2/2007 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   

AEG, I have conducted a survey of ladies on your questions:

Ladies,

Q "Have you ever had your psa tested" ?    NO 100%        YES 0%

Q "Did you ever think about having it tested" ?   NO  100%      YES 0%  

Q "If you did, what were the results" ?   SEE ABOVE

Q "I know that studies indicated that PC can't be transferred via the sperm but what if it can" ?

WE LADIES ARE IN TROUBLE TOO  100%

Q "I was just wondering if I'm the only one here that thought about this" ?

YES   100%

 

 


StrictlyInc
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   Posted 7/6/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
An interesting question, definitely. Would give a whole new meaning to sexually transmitted diseases.
____________________


Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: 3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score: 3+4=7; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006)
- 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007)

ongoing post-surgery treatment: Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis or Viagra every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (1 for 5)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)


Gordy
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   Posted 7/6/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
AEG-

Just as ridiculous - have you ever had a Pap smear done?

Now I've heard everything!

-Gordy

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/6/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow,
I wanted to stay out of this thread. But Gordy and El Tigre asks the right questions. No, I don't believe that PCa is a sexually transmittable disease. There is no scientific basis for this reasoning. That stated, there are cases of male breast cancer as well as there being coincidental cancer cases...i.e. the Curies (Marie and Pierre) exposure to radiation, for example. But take no heed to this thread in particular, as it isn't seemingly possible.

AEG, you have asked some interesting questions. Don't stop. There is value for many here to see the responses.

We are not a bunch of illiterate people here. Doctors are quite capable of missing some great information in these threads. Otherwise there would be only one way of dealing with the disease, and it would be carved in stone and work every time. We speak here, I believe,  to get as much experience as possible without, or while,  living the experience ourselves. My radiation oncologist and my medical oncologists are at odds on how to deal with my condition. I cannot ask them to tell me which way is best and get a straight answer. In fact I have involved MANY doctors and have ended up at the same location. For me, it was time to think outside the box. But by the input of the great responders here I feel good that I am on protocol for treating stage III cancer. We shouldn't seek medical advice here but rather, seek the patients experience and asking this type of question is not ridiculous. Just curious. Your retortes are respectable. But I have heard more absurd things that make me wonder.

In the mean time, this is outside the box. I respect that.

Tony

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/6/2007 8:59:46 PM (GMT-6)


StrictlyInc
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   Posted 7/6/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
There are no bad or ridiculous questions, as far as I'm concerned, as long as it is sincerely asked.
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (2 for 6)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


Gordy
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   Posted 7/7/2007 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
From the National Cancer Institute's website, found at :

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/PSA


"Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood".

Note: produced by the prostate gland and found in the blood.

PSA is a marker, not a contagious pathogen.

-Gordy

Gordy
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   Posted 7/7/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
AEG-

MY APOLOGIES. After doing some research, I find that, apparently, PSA occurs normally in women. I still don't think it can be transferred during intercourse.

I'd like to attribute my "outburst" to my fragile emotional state, having just been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer on my lungs.

Again, my sincere apologies.

-Gordy

bluebird
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   Posted 7/7/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Gordy,

 

I know you don’t have your own thread…. And I’ve wanted to do this many times and I find it very appropriate to add it to this thread at this time.

 

I can see you cringe…    sad    but I needed to do this for “me” and for all of us… so please accept it!!!! 

 

And you ole rascal…  if I was close enough…. I’d be delivering this personally!!!!

 

This “Hugs”  for you!!!

 

I don’t think a signature is required!!!

Guess from Who??? 


Gordy
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   Posted 7/7/2007 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
bluebird-

A sincere thank you.

-Gordy

bluebird
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   Posted 7/8/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   

J Thanks Gordy!  All of us working together. providing suggestions and support, is what makes our forum successful. 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/8/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Gordy,
I fully understand the emotions that get into play with this disease. You need no pardon. Hang in there and around here. I hope for you a return to remission and some good luck. And some good days ahead....Godspeed!

Tony

Gordy
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   Posted 7/8/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Tony & All-

Thank you. I see my medical oncologist this Wednesday to get the results of all the tests (PET and CT scans, etc) and find out just how deeply I'm in it. Being a pessimist. I think I'm in it up to my neck.

-Gordy

AEG
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   Posted 7/9/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry if I offended anyone with these questions, those were not my intentions. I spoke with a doctor about this and he said that it's not possible to transmit PC. He said that even if PC cells were transferred via sperm during intercourse, the woman's body would reject them.

AEG

bluebird
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   Posted 7/9/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   

  :-)    Hi ~ AEG,

 

Re-read Tony’s posting…*TC-LasVegas…

This forum is a sounding board for all of us.  We all have our own way of dealing with the news that we (husbands & spouse/partners) have prostate cancer.

 

Your way ~ is your way.  And if it helps you to question “think outside the box” then feel free to do so!

 

Your husband was 43 at diagnosis and you have to do.... what you have to do... to survive this journey.

 

Keep asking your questions… Keep reaching out!!! 

You’ve allowed me to grab “Gordy” and give him a big ole hugtongue    so this thread was worth more than you will ever know ~ to us.

 

We all have the right to read or not to read. The “Admin” has given us an option…. There is a special button “ignore posts from ?? ”  if someone doesn’t want to read any postings from a specific member.  They have a choice…. Just click on the “thumbs down” and poof…. No more postings will be seen from that member on their computer..

 

Also ~ a forum rule (partial quote) #3: 

Respect other members of the community and don’t belittle, make fun off, or insult another member.

 

Sometimes we may not be in the right frame to respond and it takes a huge heart to realize this and retract (apologize) for ones own words…  This is where that person earns respect!!!  And sometimes it earns “big hugs” too!!!

 

So ~ dear AEG ~ keep posting!!!!  We are here for you.  Since your 1st thread Please Help  there was never any update.  Our thoughts are with you as you continue to move forward.

This path is best traveled with friends….  Sharing your journey allows us to know where you are on your path.  Hope to hear from you with a little glimpse into your journey.  Until then ~ as Wittler would say…. STAY STRONG…

 

Take care ~ and keep coming back!!!  yeah    In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Not an issue at all.

Education is the most important part of fighting prostate, or for that matter, any cancer. I would tell anyone that if you are too embarassed or for got to ask your doctors questions that linger in your mind, that's what this site is about. You can say anything, ask anything and support anyone.

AEG,
By asking your doctor you have learned that the supportive people here are pretty advanced with their knowledge. We have seen some attempts by companies or individuals to "infiltrate" and attempt to market their wares. You clearly are not that person and should accept our peoples entries as sometimes "quick shooting from the hip" and worry not. I have seen them all at those times and become more appreciative of the value of this site when they truly needed support. This actually turned out to be a good thread that has value. I would tell you one thing...the dumb questions are the ones that are not asked.

Tony

AEG
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   Posted 7/10/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bluebird and TC-LasVegas,

I appreciate your encouraging words. I guess I have a lot of questions and curiosity about all this PC stuff.

Thanks.

AEG
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