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Gleason 9 with rising PSA, 50-60 years of age?

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2ndBase
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I would like to hear from someone who has had a Gleason of 9 or higher, has had no surgery, and has had hormones and radiation, and has survived 3-4 years beyond the recurrence of a rising psa to find out what path of treatment they chose. If you are less than 60 years of age and are willing to help it will be greatly appreciated. I have other groups trying to find a match for my condition but I fully expect to hear from someone thru this site. Thank You.

stuart
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Joined: Dec 2001

Mark: My situation is fairly close to you...I was diagnosed at the age of 52 with a gleason score of 8...I had radiation, both external beam and seeds...For two years I was on hormone therapy ie Zolodex...For another two years after that I had no treatment and my PSA was less than 0.1...At the end of the past two years my PSA began to rise for three consecutive tests...I decided to try high dose Casodex 150 mg...After a few month's my PSA went back down to 0.6...I will be tested again in December...So far the side effects are minimal...

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miketilley
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Joined: Mar 2004

Hi mark i was 49 when I found out i had prostrate cancer PSA 68 Gleason 4+5=9.I had 43 rad and started on lupron.Psa STAYED AT .4 for 1.5 years.Now has gone up for the second time in 30 days now at 4.33.So i am in the same shape you are.As soon as my doctor decides on my treatment i will let you know.
Mike

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2ndBase
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Joined: Mar 2004

Thanks for writing in to you both. I will see my urologist tomorrow and see what he has to say about where he wants to go from here. I will keep in touch and hope you do the same. Good luck!!

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miketilley
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Joined: Mar 2004

Hi mark52
Well went back to doctor fri 11/19/05.PSA up for the fourth time so we are going to try casodex and also stay on lupron.We are going to save iv chemo to the last option.AS soon as I get my psa results next month I will let you know.
Good Luck God Bless
mike

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