Would PSA become detectable before bone pain /metastasis occurs?

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StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 8/27/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
This question arises out of paranoia, I have a finger that feels like it is broken for no apparent reason, which reminded me of John Edwards' wife and her cracked rib leading to her finding out her cancer was back. My last PSA (May/June) was undetectable. Probably something else and of course I'll ask the doctor when I can get ahold of him, but just curious...?
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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: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

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


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 8/27/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Strictly Inc.,

We are all so jumpy now.... 

Still, with your post-surgery biopsy and "zeros," when I consider the pain in your finger -
I don't leap to a conclusion of cancer!

I don't feel that "faithful quantum leaps of optimism" are required here,
but I am reserving a big smile for your next zero!

CCedar
IHS

P.S.  I saw Mrs. Edwards interviewed on TV Sunday. 
         What an example of a courageous fighter to us all!
 
          She helps me keep my smile on straight. 
          C2

Swimom
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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Aww, Strictly...

You probably did something to your finger and didn't notice at the time of injury. From your stats, it would take a whole lot of sneak and from your PSA, that hasn't happened. FYI.... almost all sneakers are of a high grade and were diagnosed more agressively the first time around. Even then, it's a very rare thing to have it happen.

Time to go see a good comedy! Always makes my day.

Swim
 


StrictlyInc
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Total Posts : 353
   Posted 8/28/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the quick answers! scool
____________________

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: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

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


uncledan
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 8/28/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Finger might be nothing more than a slight touch of arthritis. I have this occassionally in my middle finger. Comes and goes with no sign visible. God Bless, Uncle Dan
Age 67
10-06 PSA 5.44 01-07 PSA 6.47
Biopsies 05-07 2 of 6 positive
Gleason Score 7 (3+4) Stage T1c
Laparoscopic surgery 08-14 RAP, scar tissue,
lymph nodes 2 R & 1 L, R & L seminal vesicles.
Pathology report now 7 (4+3) Stage T1c


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 353
   Posted 8/28/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, arthritis is a thought I had as well.
____________________

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: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

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

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