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    Sticky: Hi, I just had a PSA test and it's now 0.11. Yay!...

    Hi, I just had a PSA test and it's now 0.11. Yay! I am really glad I opted for HIFU over RP. I'm not up on the latest but at the time of my HIFU, I read a LOT and was under the impression that the...
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    Sticky: I'm just now seeing your posts, as I've not been...

    I'm just now seeing your posts, as I've not been active in forum lately. Here is a link to the Ark. Urology page on HIFU: http://www.arkansasurology.com/hifu-treatment. Dr. Goodson there (who I...
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    Sticky: I wanted to update my experience and very good...

    I wanted to update my experience and very good progress news. In July my PSA fell to 0.44, which was less than the initial nadir after HIFU, which was very encouraging. Today, I received a 3 month...
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    I had read of the Hopkins' testosterone biopolar...

    I had read of the Hopkins' testosterone biopolar study, which I found fascinating, as it goes against convention wisdom. As the article states, "according to Denmeade, there is no evidence that...
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    Sticky: My PSA in April 2017 is up some, to 1.03. In the...

    My PSA in April 2017 is up some, to 1.03. In the four months before my February 2017 PSA of 0.47, I did NOT ride a bike to eliminate that as a possible cause. After the good report in February, I...
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    Sticky: Good news, as my PSA has now fallen to 0.47,...

    Good news, as my PSA has now fallen to 0.47, which is lower than my initial PSA of 0.59 3 months after HIFU! Frankly, with the bouncing PSA up to 1.48, I was second guessing my decision but the two...
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    Sticky: My PSA is still bouncing around. After the good...

    My PSA is still bouncing around. After the good news in November of 0.59, my December PSA is back up to 1.12. My local urologist thinks the PSA will stabilize. I will have another followup PSA in...
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    Sticky: Good news on my post-HIFU journey. PSA this...

    Good news on my post-HIFU journey. PSA this month is down to 0.59, almost same as 3 months post0HIFU of 0.58, and down from high of 1.48 two months ago! I was frankly worried that almost tripling of...
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    Sticky: Steve, I initially called his office after...

    Steve,
    I initially called his office after reading about his HIFU practice and was immediately transferred to his cell phone to talk, which was impressive. I did not meet in person until flying to...
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    Sticky: Steve, Dr. Scionti in Sarasota has probably...

    Steve,
    Dr. Scionti in Sarasota has probably done more HIFU treatments than any other uro in the US, since he was performing HIFU for years in Bahamas before FDA approved it. There are many more...
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    I'd be interested in hearing what your 6 month...

    I'd be interested in hearing what your 6 month PSA was. After full ablation, mine was 0.58 (down from pre-treatment 4.9), up to 1.13 at 3 months, 1.48 at 7 months. The rise concerns me, although my...
  12. Given the low volume you have, you may want to...

    Given the low volume you have, you may want to consider another option between AS and surgery: focal HIFU, which is sometimes called a "male lumpectomy" where the tumor is ablated (i.e., cooked) via...
  13. This is a flawed study, as several reports have now explained

    This study has been sensationalized by the media and is actually a flawed study that should not be taken too seriously (although better follow studies are definitely in order):

    From the NY Times...
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    Sticky: That's good information and advice. I had not...

    That's good information and advice. I had not heard of Focal One but did a search, and see it is was released in 2013 by Edap, same company that manufactures Ablatherm, which is one of the...
  15. Ernie, I sent you a PM.

    Ernie, I sent you a PM.
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    HIFU may be another option

    Hi Koz,
    Another potential option might be HIFU, which is the option I chose after having 9 of 14 samples graded G6. You might look at the "sticky" at top of the page about HIFU, which has more...
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    Sticky: AUA 2016 Presentation on HIFU At the 2016...

    AUA 2016 Presentation on HIFU

    At the 2016 American Urology Association meeting, AUA presented a panel entitled HIFU: Hope or Hype. Here is a short video summary from the moderator, who said that...
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    Sticky: I saw my local uro last week (who had advocated...

    I saw my local uro last week (who had advocated for surgery and said prior to treatment that he had not seen good results from HIFU) and he was very pleased with my 0.58 PSA. I thought he might say...
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    Sticky: Received my first post-HIFU PSA of .58. That's...

    Received my first post-HIFU PSA of .58. That's almost three times higher than the gold standard <.2 goal after surgery, and I read one study that used <.3 as goal after HIFU. I'm still trying to...
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    PSA and T

    Best of luck to you for a successful surgery cure. I also received testosterone (albeit by gel) prior to PSA jumping. I've since read differing clinical reports on whether T supplementation causes...
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    Sticky: Gary, I'm sorry to hear of your negative...

    Gary,
    I'm sorry to hear of your negative experience. It sounds as if you had a focal HIFU on the identified PCa in left lobe but without treating entire prostate, correct? I posted links above to...
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    Sticky: For men considering HIFU to minimize side...

    For men considering HIFU to minimize side effects, I want to advise you about one additional potential side effect, although not directly from the HIFU.

    Uro's often advise a pre-HIFU TURP to...
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    Allen, If he is sure it's confined to prostate,...

    Allen,
    If he is sure it's confined to prostate, my impression is that HIFU is a viable treatment option for Gleason 7. IF you have any questions after reading the sticky that I can answer, please...
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    There is a sticky at the top of the forum...

    There is a sticky at the top of the forum discussing HIFU, which also includes my report on my HiFU on February 26th. Although opinions understandably differ among some guys here because HIFU is...
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    I have a suggestion: Navy blue. Why navy? We...

    I have a suggestion: Navy blue. Why navy? We need to cure prostate cancer to save our seamen
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