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    Southsider - that is exactly what happened. TRUS...

    Southsider - that is exactly what happened. TRUS Biopsy going to be scheduled soon.

    djust - yes your story and mine are similar. Have you decided on your course of treatment yet?
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    Michael F - thanks for those reassurances. ...

    Michael F - thanks for those reassurances.

    Djin - That is very informative. I actually spent some time wading in the AS subforum before I agreed to the AS protocol but it is good to know that the...
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    Djin, Thanks for that info, much appreciated....

    Djin,

    Thanks for that info, much appreciated.

    Duck,

    That may in fact be what happens but I am going to let my Dr and some tests help inform that decision. Thanks for the input though.
    ...
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    Hi Djin, Thanks for the response. In the case...

    Hi Djin,

    Thanks for the response. In the case of my dad I believe his Gleason was an 8 (don't know the constituents but will ask him). HE actually was in some form of pain which prompted his...
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    PSA Rising...

    Hello all,

    Well, I had another PSA test and it is rising which of course wasn't what I was hoping to hear. It went from 4.7 In May of 2018 to 5.8 in August of 2019. In between those tests I did...
  6. Vicky, My sincere condolences and prayers on...

    Vicky,

    My sincere condolences and prayers on the loss of your husband.
    Chris
  7. You've got to be kidding...talk about adding...

    You've got to be kidding...talk about adding insult to injury...
  8. ASA, Regarding the free PSA% number my Dr....

    ASA,

    Regarding the free PSA% number my Dr. confirmed what you were thinking that the PHI being more accurate trumps the free PSA% by itself.

    Regards,
    Chris
  9. So I got some feedback from my Doctor and it...

    So I got some feedback from my Doctor and it pretty much echoes what ASA says above, "good numbers, continue with AS and look forward to another prostate biopsy sometime later this year"...oh boy....
  10. First PHI whilst on Active Surveillance

    Hello to all,

    I just got my results back yesterday (of course with no interpretation) for my first PHI test. The results are in my signature but I will also post here:

    PSA (hybritech) 3.8 ng/ml...
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    Eric, Sorry to hear that. I wish I had some...

    Eric,

    Sorry to hear that. I wish I had some information that was helpful, but I'm pretty new here myself. Hang in there and take nothing for granted when dealing with the health care system. I'm...
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    Sticky: ASAdvocate, Hello and thanks for your...

    ASAdvocate,

    Hello and thanks for your responses to my PM's. I will certainly stay in touch.

    Kind regards,
    w_m
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    Sticky: Hello Chuck, First off please allow me to...

    Hello Chuck,

    First off please allow me to thank you for your time and dedication to this site and its members - extremely admirable and you have my respect. Thanks for your reassurances - you can...
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    Sticky: Hi Southsider - I had both my biopsies done at...

    Hi Southsider - I had both my biopsies done at JHH. I forgot to mention that I had a previous biopsy in 2006 due to a high PSA reading which turned out negative. Where I work there is a sizable...
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    Sticky: Djin, Thanks for the welcome and I will...

    Djin,

    Thanks for the welcome and I will definitely be hanging around. Dad's was a higher grade and he had his prostate removed 24 years ago, but is still going strong at 85. His Gleason score was...
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    Sticky: So, first post for me (I've been lurking for...

    So, first post for me (I've been lurking for several months). I was diagnosed this past August, but I almost feel silly given that my diagnosis, at least for now, is about as good as you could hope...
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