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    With the site shutting down there should no...

    With the site shutting down there should no longer be an issue discussing or posting other sites.
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    When setting up appointments they seemed to be...

    When setting up appointments they seemed to be careful not to have them less than 90 days apart,
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    The half life of PSA is less than 3 days. 6 days...

    The half life of PSA is less than 3 days. 6 days is enough to rule out a lab error.
  4. I didn’t experience the burning in the colon, but...

    I didn’t experience the burning in the colon, but the upset stomach was bad for about a month. It was about gone at 60 days, but I had a touch of it yesterday. I was having other illness issues...
  5. Thread: What a year

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    Localized.

    Localized.
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    It appears that when you have gone thru the...

    It appears that when you have gone thru the cancer mess you figure out how to kick butt and get things done.

    Surgery Monday, which is 2-1/2 weeks after we got the diagnosis.
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    Amazes me you stayed with that group.

    Amazes me you stayed with that group.
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    May the < be with you.

    May the < be with you.
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    You didn’t include biopsy information, but with a...

    You didn’t include biopsy information, but with a G4+3 you have >50% cjance of positive margins or ECE, which means you could be headed for radiation after surgery.
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    Equivocal - uncertain or questionable in nature. ...

    Equivocal - uncertain or questionable in nature. In other words, they aren’t sure if the margins were positive or negative.
  11. The plan is sound, do it.

    The plan is sound, do it.
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    I don’t know the Gleason, but a neighbor is stage...

    I don’t know the Gleason, but a neighbor is stage 4 with spread to the rectum and his PSA was 5.5 at biopsy.
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    I believe this is a terrible misunderstanding...

    I believe this is a terrible misunderstanding among family medicine docs.
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    I would do surgery. Do not miss the opportunity...

    I would do surgery. Do not miss the opportunity to obtain a full cure.
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    Let’s put it this way, you not going to be...

    Let’s put it this way, you not going to be dragging hoses and lifting people into the bandaid buggy for 4-6 months. Talk to HR and see if they will let you come back light duty.
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    There doesn’t seem to be much argument SRT...

    There doesn’t seem to be much argument SRT effectiveness decreases as PSA values increase.
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    In some studies a patient starting ART was...

    In some studies a patient starting ART was considered a surgery failure although there was no evidence of anything. So maybe the JH study is trying to filter out what they believe is ART.
  18. Thread: What a year

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    Yes, in Ohio

    Yes, in Ohio
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    What a year

    So after my battle in 2019, the wife just got diagnosed with breast cancer. We seldom drink, never smoked and don’t live in proximity to hazardous waste dump.

    Fortunately it appears to be grade 1...
  20. I don’t believe you could determine that either. ...

    I don’t believe you could determine that either. His SRT was January. SRT alone lowers PSA to undetectable in most cases for more than the 11 months.

    But good new is good news.
  21. I don’t believe Undetectable PSA means much while...

    I don’t believe Undetectable PSA means much while on Lupron, but the results still feel good.
  22. The study you posted is 9 years old.

    The study you posted is 9 years old.
  23. Ultrasensitive PSA reliably predicts eventual...

    Ultrasensitive PSA reliably predicts eventual biochemical recurrence (a UCLA study)

    “ Even if the first uPSA test was undetectable, any subsequent test where uPSA ≥ 0.03 ng/ml predicted BCR.” “ It...
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    I believe the current trend is under treatment,...

    I believe the current trend is under treatment, not over treatment.
  25. Thread: Pre-op complete

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    It will be a distant object in the mirror before...

    It will be a distant object in the mirror before you know it.
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