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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 7/23/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, for the last 12 months I have been experiencing " hot flashes" when waking in the morning and sometimes during the day, is this a symptom of Pca?
regards Mal.
age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
Extraprostatic spread Not identified
Itraductal Carcinoma Not identified
RP on 30th July

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 7/23/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mal,

Sorry, but as of yet I have not heard this symtom mentioned. Could be a hormone imbalance, but you should consult your doctor.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 7/23/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,

Yeah, like Glen said, it could be low testosterone. Having it checked is a simple test like the PSA test. The doc checks my PSA and testosterone at the same time. I had been on testosterone therapy for years prior to PCa and after surgery was told I could not got back on it. I had a very difficult time due to the very low T level and had to go back on T therapy.

The symptoms are hot flashes, muscle weakness, memory loss and loss of libido and depression. So its serious if it gets out of hand. So its good to get checked out before surgery so that the doc is aware of a potential problem.

Good luck on 7/30...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
PSA on 7/18/07 - 0.00 T level - 613
Nest PSA on 10/17/07
 "I have cancer but cancer does not have me."

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