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RADIATION HOPEFUL
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I got the OCTOBER PSA results today & the number now went down to 0.28 again-----last month it was 0.31.. In JUNE of this year I had a 0.28

LOOKS like I may have hit NADIR---comments appreciated

RAD HOPEFUL

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laserlight
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Any time psa levels go down is good news, keep up the fight

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VascodaGama
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I agree. Keep up the fight.
You will need more test results for any conclusive response.

Congratulations for the success.

VG

taarph
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Hi I get my first psa after radiation and hormone therapy ended on 10/03/2012
and 6 month Lupron shot 5/23/2012 "about" first psa will be 1/28.2013 my
Urologist said should be less than 1. He stated that I am cured and just have to maintain
myself. I am trying to learn all possible info about prostate cancer. I want to be able to council others this is my dream. Everyone please keep me in your prayers to make my dreams
come true
Taarph

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VascodaGama
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Taarph

I do not know much about your case but I hope that your dream comes true.
Wishing you complete recovery from the treatment and total remission from the disease.

Hope for the best.
VG

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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When your urologist said you were cured & have to maintain yourself> what exactly did he mean? How do you maintain yourself???

Rad Hopeful

aj39494
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what type of radiaiton did you have?

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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Type of radiation was MRI with a VARIAN machine that rotated around the body--44 treatments---total 79 GREY

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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ALL THAT are following my journey--------LATEST report was 0.26PSA---Fell another .02 from last month

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ralph.townsend1
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There is a great journey for you. You are a Zero!!!

God Bless and my prayers!

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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THANK YOU TO ALL THAT RESPONDED TO MY POST ON LATEST RESULTS.

YOUR KIND WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT & PRAYERS WERE TRULY APPRECIATED
CORDIALLY
Radiation Hopeful

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RadHop

Another lower result !!!!
It is excellent. I bet your GP is surprised.
Congratulations.
VG

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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HELLO ALL & WISHING THE BEST

 

I JUST received my PSA results today & was very surprised & delighted....  I now have A pSA of 0.15ng/ml since I switched from FIRMAGON TO ELIGARD on DECEMBER 27,2012 > it went from 0.30 to 0.27 to 0.20 & now 0.15. I'm close to zero but not there yet, I see the urologist this coming FRIDAY the 30th. Don't know what he will tell me but I'm happy at the downward trend.

WISHING & praying the best for everyone affected by this terrible disease.

RADIATION HOPEFUL

Samsungtech1
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Radiation,

Did you switch because it quit workinG, or because of side effects?  

Mike

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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Hello MIKE

I only switched at the insistance of my urologist who wanted to give me the 4month shots instead of monthly

 

COrdially

rad hopeful

 

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RadHope

Congrats for the good results.  Laughing Smile Cool

I am glad to see you so happy. Please do not fall in the PSA anxiety trap.
What is the PSA level that you want the "Zero" to be?
A plain zero made up of zeros is impossible to reach by Guys with the prostate in place. Lupron may cause castration levels (low T) but the drug does not affect directly all the "natural" PSA serum produced daily by the benign prostatic cells (your case, I believe). A fewer number of those may become “dormant" for the lack of T but a fewer others will continue its activity feeding on other androgens.

We also should recall that the "normal" PSA levels in natural circumstances differ among men and by their age. A 60 years old could have a PSA of 3.0 ng/ml, much higher than the number you got in your last test, and still be considered as his Zero level. You need to define the "number" by yourself, though, do not be so “greedy”.  Kiss

Best wishes for continuous improvement.

VG  Wink

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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VG & ALL THAt responded to my posting >>> THANK YOU & BLESS YOU

 

CORDIALLY
RAD HOPEFUL

RADIATION HOPEFUL
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ALL

Despite the low PSA Numbers(0.15) the urologist gave me another ELIGARD shot ysterday--reasoning was the PSA is going down so we should keep giving the shots until THE pSA is zero or undetectable.

 

CORDIALLY

RAD HOPEFUL

 

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