From slow growth to rapid growth
In 2013, had my biopsy results sent to John Hopkins. Results are below:
1) Prostatic Adenocarcinoma, Gleason Score 3+3=6 involving 30% of one core.
2) Prostatic Adenocarcinoma, Gleason Score 3+3=6 involving 90% of one core.
3-6) Benign Prostatic Tissue
Dec. 2015 MRI - Prostate 83cc. Seminal vesicles and neurovascular bundles normal in signal
July 2017 PSA 7.91
August 2017 - MRI and Biopsy - Prostate 109ml. Results from John Hopkins below:
1-3; 5-7 and 11-14 Benign Prostate Tissue
4. Prostatic Adencarcinoma , Gleason 3+3 Grade Group 1 involving 70% of (1) Core
Perineural invasion identified in this case.
8. Prostatic Adencarcinoma Gleason score 3+3 Group 1 invoving 10% of speciment.
10. Prostacic Adencarcinoma Gleason 3+3 Group 1 invoving 100% of (1) core
Clinical Stage T1c
PSA 6.7 ng/mL
October 2017 - Blood Test - Oncotype DX - Genomic Prostate Score . My GPS Score was 21=low risk
Prostate Cancer death within 10 years <1%.
I have shared all this to say that in December my PSA jumped to 12.22. My urologist put me on two drugs: Finasteride to shrink prostate and Bicalutamide to get rid of testosterone and slow down growth of cancer.
All my tests through October 2017 led me to believe I had slow growing cancer and have been on active surveillance. Have any of you experienced your cancer changing gears and moving into a rapid growth mode?
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