psa going up after seeds
my psa has gone up from 1.34 to 4.52 in 10 months. my doctor gave me the options of hormones or freezing the prostate. have any of you ever had the freezing done. how about the hormones? i know it is only a bandaid but it is supposed to hold the cancer in check. did any of you try hormones? has it been effective? thanks
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Recovery Period expectations.
I was diagnosed with PC in Agust 04. My PSA initially was 4.2. Immediately after my biopsy it droped to 3.3 with a Gleason score of 6. I opted for the radical nerve sparing surgery considering my age, 41, and the stage of the cancer. I had that God awful catheter removed today, 10 days after surgery, and feel pretty good.…
Update on my Dad.....
My Dad has hormone-refractory prostate cancer. In the last 2 weeks his PSA went from 26 to 35. He's not in a lot of pain now, but has slowed way down, sitting in his chair most the day. He also has begun getting hand tremors, and we don't know what is causing that. He was going to wait until he was in extreme pain to do…
I was diagnosed in 2/03 psa of 14 and Gleason score of 9. Had rp in 4/03, but psa never went to 0 and started doubling every 3 weeks. Had radiation starting in 8/03 and started Zoladex, too. PSA went to .006 and has stayed there for now. Had sling surgery in 3/04 to try to correct major stress/urge incontinence. Had sling…
Post Radical Prostectomy Problems
Hi, About a year and a half ago, I had a RP. The doctor indicated that the nerve bundles were spared. After the surgery, I had problems urinating and the Dr. stretched the bladder neck. I still have problems with leakage--esp when lifting or physical stress. The Dr. suggested a collagen procedure to tighten the bladder…
Support Group in Alabama
Fellow survivers here who live in or near Alabama, who would like to start a support group in North Alabama Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org My name is Kevin.
What is happening at this stage of healing after RP?
My husband is just 2 weeks out of radical prostatectomy and experiencing incontinence, finding it frustrating but not letting it limit him too much (he doesn't feel up to much yet, anyway.) I read in some responses on this site that part of what is happening now is healing to muscles and tissues that effect urinary…
Anybody can inform me?
Hello, My father in-law has been diagnosed with PC 7.5 years ago, went throught Brachytherapy, went on vacation last October and according to him got an infection while away and his left leg swollen, started chemo and in July was hospitalized with severe kidney failure, we found out that the cancer was no longer curative,…