Anyone in 50's After Prostatectomy With Risen Psa

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Anyone in 50's After Prostatectomy With Risen Psa

by Robbie_s on Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:00 AM

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At age 50, my husband had a radial prostatectomy after diagnosis of Gleason 7, and PSA of 18. He had one lymph node with cancer. Now 3 1/2 yrs later his PSA is starting to rise from 2.5 to 5.3 in 3 months. He is probably going to have castration surgery. Anyone out there with similar situation? Did you opt for castration or hormone therapy? Anyone tried CTCA in Tulsa for this situation? We need advise from someone who has been through this phase.

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by Patrick1 on Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:00 AM

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I have a friend in his mid-50's with a similar situation. He has been on casodex and lupron then recently went to chemo, a variety of chemicals, not sure which, and has had very good results. Had prostatectomy 3+ years ago. Also did radiation of a specific tumor. Has tolerated the chemo pretty well. You may want to talk with him. I think the orchiectomy and the Lupron etc. have about the same effect and results. My testerone dropped to about 16 (compared to a normal level of 300 to 450 or so)on just Lupron. I have been in remission since the surgery 3 years ago, but had a little blip on my last PSA. His name is Russ. Tell him Pat suggested you talk with him. Take Care, Pat

Russ

by Fiesta on Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:00 AM

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Pat, How can I get ahold of Russ? I want to find out about his chemo. Thank you, Frank

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by Patrick1 on Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi Frank, I don't want to overstep my relationship with Russ, so I will forward this to him and let him know you would like to communicate with him, and I am fairly sure he will get in touch with you. So let me know if you would like to do that. Good luck to you. Pat

Russ

by Fiesta on Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:00 AM

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Thank you for replying to my question about chemotherapy according to your experience with Russ. Your rapid response is really appreciated.
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