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    You do need treatment, and because of your age...

    You do need treatment, and because of your age most would recommend surgery. You can have radiation if the surgery doesn't do the trick, but it's hard to do surgery after radiation.

    Perhaps the...
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    No prior surgery, and i don't recall discussing...

    No prior surgery, and i don't recall discussing lymph nodes with my surgeon. Will check with my surgeon.
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    Lets say my PSA goes up to a .2 on the next...

    Lets say my PSA goes up to a .2 on the next test.... (and yes I will ask for the ultrasensitive test)

    What are my next steps? MRI of Prostate bed? Scan of lymph nodes and surrounding area?
    I'm...
  4. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    Interesting thread... - see this thread...

    Interesting thread...

    - see this thread (https://www.cancerforums.net/threads/56762-After-almost-six-years-Not-a-Zero) for more info about my rise in PSA...

    The tests I've been taking (same...
  5. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    After over five years of all zeros, my PSA inched...

    After over five years of all zeros, my PSA inched up.... So I am very glad I decided on a 6-month testing schedule. So it was detected earlier...

    All I did was schedule my annual physical and...
  6. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    Don't switch to annually. Stick to every six...

    Don't switch to annually. Stick to every six months.
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    It's been the same lab since my surgery. I have a...

    It's been the same lab since my surgery. I have a follow-up blood work in two months and surgeon visit, and will ask those questions... (not sure why the surgeon did not want three months, but so it...
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    Remains a .1 ... Retest in two months...

    Remains a .1 ... Retest in two months...
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    Had my PSA tested this morning, it's PSAnxiety...

    Had my PSA tested this morning, it's PSAnxiety Wait time....
  10. I decided on active treatment even with a very...

    I decided on active treatment even with a very low G4. I was relatively young and the idea of AS with any G4 was enough to for me to pull the trigger and have RP. And it turns out that the biopsy...
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    In some ways it's a "new normal". There are...

    In some ways it's a "new normal". There are stickies about incontinence and ED which are very helpful.

    My post RP PSA checks were done at 6 weeks, 3 months a couple of times, 6 months a couple...
  12. Back to the original thread for a bit.... As...

    Back to the original thread for a bit....

    As someone who was relatively young with PCa diagnosis (my son was 11 at the time), I decided to always err on the side of being aggressive.

    Even...
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    My surgeon was surprised when my six week PSA...

    My surgeon was surprised when my six week PSA came back a zero. Dropping from almost 9.5 down to .19 is good news...
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    Had a visit with my surgeon: * the tests I've...

    Had a visit with my surgeon:
    * the tests I've been taking (all at the same lab) detect down to .064
    * I've been less than that for over five years, until this month
    * A couple of weeks apart, at...
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    My surgeon just left me a message... Still a .1....

    My surgeon just left me a message... Still a .1.
    He's surprised that after over 5 years with clean margins that it inched up..

    He wants me to get tested in three months. I'm inclined to keep my...
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    Had my blood drawn today, back to the surgeon on...

    Had my blood drawn today, back to the surgeon on Monday along with a DRE (first one in six years), I'm sure he'll add some elbow grease to this one...

    It's been the same lab, pretty sure...
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    After almost six years... Not a Zero

    RP almost six years ago... Been a member of the zero club since six weeks post op. I insisted on continuing to be tested every six months out of an abundance of caution (by having my surgeon visit...
  18. My six week PSA was "Zero", my surgeon was...

    My six week PSA was "Zero", my surgeon was extremely pleased.
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    Strong agree. I needed jelp getting up and down...

    Strong agree. I needed jelp getting up and down from a recliner for the first two days. No strength in my stomach, as you can imagine...
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    Sticky: Nice post about what to expect after the surgery:...

    Nice post about what to expect after the surgery:
    https://www.cancerforums.net/threads/56133-My-first-week-since-da-Vinci
  21. Thread: Time to sweat

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    Good luck... My five-year PSA test was just drawn...

    Good luck... My five-year PSA test was just drawn as well....
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    A couple of thoughts... If you do have a...

    A couple of thoughts...

    If you do have a biopsy, make sure it's a "MRI-guided". I don't remember the exact term.

    There's a certain point where surgery is difficult due to repeated biopsies so...
  23. I did not tell anyone at work, just that I was on...

    I did not tell anyone at work, just that I was on vacation. Only HR knew it was a medical leave.

    Now I make a point to tell every guy I see who looks 50 or over to get his PSA tested every year. ...
  24. Another advantage of removing the prostate is...

    Another advantage of removing the prostate is that tracking treatment efficacy via the PSA score would be easier. The psa score will never be zero as the prostate is still there....
  25. My internist and Surgeon don't do it... unless...

    My internist and Surgeon don't do it... unless the PSA creeps up...
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