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  1. #11
    Well if there is any saving grace, maybe all these commercials will lead someone to get checked out who otherwise wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceStationZebra View Post
    Well if there is any saving grace, maybe all these commercials will lead someone to get checked out who otherwise wouldn't.
    Yes. It's all about awareness. Early detection early treatment. Same as breast cancer. Women have this covered. Men, not so much yet.
    Born 1953
    family w/PCa; grandfather, 3 brothers
    07-12-04 PSA 1.90
    07-10-06 PSA 2.02
    08-30-07 PSA 3.20
    12-01-11 PSA 5.69 Internist recommends urologist, I say no
    05-16-12 PSA 4.76 manipulate w/diet & supplements
    12-11-12 PSA 5.20, Health system changes to 3 years on testing
    03-07-16 PSA 7.20 Internist adamant on urologist
    DRE smooth, enlarged
    03-14-16 TRUS biopsy-prostatic adenocarcinoma 1%-60% across 8 of 12 samples, Gleason 3+3=6
    03-31-16 MRI pelvis w/o dye
    05-04-16 DaVinci prostatectomy, nerve sparing, Dr. Kent Adkins - recommend
    Final Path; weight 65g, lymph nodes, seminal vesicles, capsule, margin all negative, Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor volume 35%, +pT2c
    Catheter out - 16 days
    Incontinence at 6mos is minimal – no pad
    Cialis 3x/wk & Viagra on occasion
    Begin self-injection needle therapy for erections, stop after 6 due to onset of Peyronie’s
    Erections 100% - 14 months
    5-21-19 PSA <0.02, Zero Club 3.5 years

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Another View Post
    Yes. It's all about awareness. Early detection early treatment. Same as breast cancer. Women have this covered. Men, not so much yet.

    The screening PSA tests introduced circa 1990 have actually reduced the death rate from prostate cancer pretty significantly. Before PSA screening, most cases were a lot more advanced.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3

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    I was talking to the Uro surgeon on Tuesday. He did my RALP two years ago. I asked him how things are going. His response was, “too busy.”

    Then he mentioned a perceptible and increasing number of younger guys (early to mid-40’s) being diagnosed with PCa. We batted around the likelihood that earlier PSA’s may be playing a role.

    All the advertising and public awareness from organizations like PCF and ZERO (and others) could also add to the increase.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by BAB View Post
    Then he mentioned a perceptible and increasing number of younger guys (early to mid-40’s) being diagnosed with PCa. We batted around the likelihood that earlier PSA’s may be playing a role..
    I wasn't given a screening PSA test, or a DRE for that matter, until I turned 50. The only way I would have been diagnosed earlier is if I was symptomatic.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3

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    My urologist stated that only 17% of eligible men are being screened for prostate cancer.

    Currently 71% of women are being screened for breast cancer with a commitment to increase it to 81%.
    Born 1953
    family w/PCa; grandfather, 3 brothers
    07-12-04 PSA 1.90
    07-10-06 PSA 2.02
    08-30-07 PSA 3.20
    12-01-11 PSA 5.69 Internist recommends urologist, I say no
    05-16-12 PSA 4.76 manipulate w/diet & supplements
    12-11-12 PSA 5.20, Health system changes to 3 years on testing
    03-07-16 PSA 7.20 Internist adamant on urologist
    DRE smooth, enlarged
    03-14-16 TRUS biopsy-prostatic adenocarcinoma 1%-60% across 8 of 12 samples, Gleason 3+3=6
    03-31-16 MRI pelvis w/o dye
    05-04-16 DaVinci prostatectomy, nerve sparing, Dr. Kent Adkins - recommend
    Final Path; weight 65g, lymph nodes, seminal vesicles, capsule, margin all negative, Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor volume 35%, +pT2c
    Catheter out - 16 days
    Incontinence at 6mos is minimal – no pad
    Cialis 3x/wk & Viagra on occasion
    Begin self-injection needle therapy for erections, stop after 6 due to onset of Peyronie’s
    Erections 100% - 14 months
    5-21-19 PSA <0.02, Zero Club 3.5 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southsider View Post
    I wasn't given a screening PSA test, or a DRE for that matter, until I turned 50. The only way I would have been diagnosed earlier is if I was symptomatic.
    Do you have a family history of prostate cancer?
    Born 1953
    family w/PCa; grandfather, 3 brothers
    07-12-04 PSA 1.90
    07-10-06 PSA 2.02
    08-30-07 PSA 3.20
    12-01-11 PSA 5.69 Internist recommends urologist, I say no
    05-16-12 PSA 4.76 manipulate w/diet & supplements
    12-11-12 PSA 5.20, Health system changes to 3 years on testing
    03-07-16 PSA 7.20 Internist adamant on urologist
    DRE smooth, enlarged
    03-14-16 TRUS biopsy-prostatic adenocarcinoma 1%-60% across 8 of 12 samples, Gleason 3+3=6
    03-31-16 MRI pelvis w/o dye
    05-04-16 DaVinci prostatectomy, nerve sparing, Dr. Kent Adkins - recommend
    Final Path; weight 65g, lymph nodes, seminal vesicles, capsule, margin all negative, Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor volume 35%, +pT2c
    Catheter out - 16 days
    Incontinence at 6mos is minimal – no pad
    Cialis 3x/wk & Viagra on occasion
    Begin self-injection needle therapy for erections, stop after 6 due to onset of Peyronie’s
    Erections 100% - 14 months
    5-21-19 PSA <0.02, Zero Club 3.5 years

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Another View Post
    My urologist stated that only 17% of eligible men are being screened for prostate cancer.

    Currently 71% of women are being screened for breast cancer with a commitment to increase it to 81%.
    And another 30%+ of men could have known earlier, had they paid attention to symptoms. Including myself. Not sure if women experience anything similar for breasts. Or cervical cancer.
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    PSA 11.8 01/19
    PSA 10.1 02/19
    12 core random biopsy 02/19 (4+3)=7 suspicion of vascular invasion, grade 4 cribriform pattern, no PTEN loss 02/19
    Bone scan negative 04/19
    Symptoms: slight burning when urinating, at times some stinging in bladder region, frequent urination on many days.
    Some ED
    PSA 13.3 04/01/19
    RRP 04/04/19
    pT2c pN0 (0 of 7 lymph nodes positive) pL0 pV0 R0(local) Pn1
    Perineural growth predominantly on right hand side, tumour diameter 15mm 90% G4 10% G3
    Prostatic parenchyma with glandular hyperplasia and chronic granular, partly purulent inflammation.
    PSA 0.14 04/30/19
    PSA 0.02 05/13/19
    PSA 0.008 06/04/19

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Another View Post
    Do you have a family history of prostate cancer?

    Yes- my father had prostate cancer.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlEmagne View Post
    And another 30%+ of men could have known earlier, had they paid attention to symptoms. Including myself. Not sure if women experience anything similar for breasts. Or cervical cancer.
    Cervical cancer has symptoms that are noticable such as spotting, has 7 risk factors and is screened for with a paps smear.

    Advise your daughters and sons get the Gardiasil 9 HPV vacine if younger than 45.
    Last edited by Another; 06-14-2019 at 11:54 AM.

 

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