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JUST GOT RESULTS------- psa is now 0.11.----------IS THIS GOOD ?

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VascodaGama
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If you like it, then it is GOOD.

Congratulations on still another drop in PSA.

Here are your previous numbers; http://csn.cancer.org/node/249117#comment-1399525

Best

VG  LaughingCoolTongue Out

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V. GAMA

THANKS FOR THE REPLY--- APPRECIATE IT.  IS THIS AGOOD SIGN THAT CURE MAY BE POSSIBLE?

EVER SINCE THE SURGERY FOR BLEEDING FROM THE PENIS  MY BLADDER DOESN'T HOLD VERY MUCH & SOMETIMES I BARELY MAKE IT TO THE BATHROOM.. I'M GOING TO MY UROLOGIST  ON TUESDAY TO SEE WHAT HE SAYS----I HOPE NOTHING IS DAMAGED. DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS REGARDING THIS?

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RadHope

I am not a doctor to give you a valuable opinion on the incontinence issue. I think you should get advice from "secondary" reliable instituitions, other than the one you are visiting. This is a problem that may affect you permanently "afflicting" your continuing quality of life. I have already pass you my comment in your previous thread here;
http://csn.cancer.org/node/265499#comment-1425576

The continuing drop of the PSA is good but the value of it in terms of "cure" can be only verified when the treatment finishes and the PSA becomes stable. You are still under the combo HT+RT treatment.

I hope you manage to get the best from these "accidents" occuring since the starting of your therapy. Somehow we all suffer more from PCa treatments then due to the cancer.

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VG

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DEAR V GAMA

THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE REPLY

Just got back from the urologist-----he told me 10% of radiation patients experience bladder shrinkage. I didn't think fast enough to ask ifthe bladder can be stretchedbut he gave me pills called TOVIAZ & we will see if this works on the incontinence at my next visit in MAY. 

I didn't have any shots this visit but I have a script for the (PSA) blood test to see if the 011stays or whatever.

 

WHAT are your thoughts on this

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RadHop

It seems that your doctor diagnosed you with overactive bladder syndrome. Toviaz is a drug to relief urgency. I hope you manage to get back to a total control. The symptoms are sudden urgency followed by contraction of the bladder. Here is an explanation of the facts;
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/overactive-bladder-syndrome

Regarding the PCa treatment, it seems that it finally ended. It stops when one has no more the influence of any hormonal manipulation. From here you will see your PSA level getting stable in both directions; Up and/or Down. You have to remember that you got your prostate in place “alive and kicking” with benign cells producing PSA serum.
The Zero you expect to see will not be the numerical “0” (zero) but a number that will represent it clinically. Prolia may be discontinued if a DEXA scan demonstrates improvements on bone density.

A stable PSA with minor variations along your life time may signify cure. I wish to read again one of your posts indicating just that.

Soon we will be in Spring again and with the chance for a trip to your upper lands to enjoy the scenery and another Potter Fair (alleviate worries

Best,

VGama  Wink

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DEAR V GAMA

I GUESS I'll find out in MAY of this year if the PSA STAYS STABLE.

thanks again for the reply & yOU & your wiIFE are welcome TO SEE PTTER COUNTY ANY TIME YOUR IN THE U.S. A. i hope i can send you a promising report in the near future. BLESSyou FOR HELPING NOY ONLY ME BUT ALL THE PEOPLE ON THIS SITE

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