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Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Prostate

Hi again CA46,

If the MRI was a multiparametric MRI, as I think it probably was, the radiologist who interpreted it will give it a PI-RADS score in the range 1 to 5, with 1 meaning no worries and...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-10-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By IADT3since2000
Cool Sixth Year Anniversary of End of Radiation, 19 1/2 Years as Prostate Cancer Survivor

Today I got my lab results from my April 3 PSA, testosterone and other tests, and they were even better than my previous results - a great 6th year anniversary of the end of my 39 radiation sessions...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-05-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Prostate

Hi and welcome to the Board!

You and your husband are benefiting from some of the advancements made in prostate cancer technology in recent years, specifically here in use of the 4K score after an...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-16-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Awaiting Biopsy and possible PC diagnosis

Hello Whimpurr and welcome to the Board!


I too am thinking the pain your husband is feeling is likely not cancer related Ė more likely arthritis or a nerve issue, but, though the odds are...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radiation Damage?

Hi again,

Some of us have a really rough course. I'm sorry you are in that group.

I suspect the problems you are having are due just to the radiation. ADT ("hormones") is not associated with...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-18-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Just in; Stage T2a diagnosed

Hi again,

Iím not sure how many areas were cancerous as the statements conflict. Was it 4 of 6 on one side and 5 of 13 on the other?

ďLocalizedĒ usually means contained within the prostate...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-07-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By IADT3since2000
Nineteenth Year Anniversary of Fateful First PSA Test Result

Nineteen years ago and three days ago, December 4, I went for an overdue physical and insisted on a PSA test. I was 56 and felt fine. However, my father had died of prostate cancer, and I had...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-27-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,898
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Preparing for 1st biopsy. Advice welcomed.

Hi again Jim,

That drug program looks powerful, and the whole approach - the planned radiation plus the combined drug program - has hallmarks of management by experts, though I have no way of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Can I wait a few months for treatment

Hi Buddy,

That biopsy result looks to be on the good end of the range of possibilities suggested by your MRI report! Thatís good news!

Regarding your moving and timing of therapy, the type of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Seeking Input

Hello Robertís Wife and welcome to the Board!

A diagnosis like that is going to scare anyone, but you are probably thinking the worst, and there is a good chance that your husband is going to be...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-12-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Diagnosed today

Welcome to the Board! :wave:

Don't feel lonely about being in shock. That's par for the course at this early point.

There are some excellent books that can help you get oriented and choose,...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-07-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: What are some great ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Aspirin and Prostate Cancer Prevention/Treatment :cool:

Recently there was a comment about aspirin in this thread, and the thrust of the comment was that aspirin was dangerous, implicitly to all...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-05-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: What are some great ways to prevent prostate cancer?

Hi John - regarding your post on cruciferous vegetables: I had not known about blocking iodine before. I steam my broccoli and cauliflower for ten minutes. Do you know if that would take care of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 06-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: MRI shows

Hi Buddy, and welcome! :wave:

Essentially it is likely, but not proven by a biopsy, that you have an aggressive case of prostate cancer, which is indicated by the PI-RADS scores of 5 and 4. The...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 06-22-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Is Treatment Delay Harmful?

Hi Rodger, and welcome to the Board! :wave:

Actually you may not have prostate cancer. That's because prostate cancer is not diagnosed on the basis of an MRI - a biopsy is the only accepted sure...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-18-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,428
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: My husband - I'm very scared

Welcome to the Board ciorsdan! :wave:

I empathize with you and your husband. He is facing a challenging case, but there is a realistic basis for hope. Prospects for patients like your husband...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-04-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Question about Father's very high value of PSA

Hi again Zent,

I only have time now for the first set of questions. I will try to get to the later questions at another time. Before long YOU will be the expert on this! :cool: You wrote:
...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-03-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Question about Father's very high value of PSA

PROSTATITIS AND INFLAMMATION

Hi again Zent,

This is a reply to your post of April 15.

I learned a lot more about prostatitis. However, I'm not sure what I learned will be of much help. One...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Question about Father's very high value of PSA

Hi Zent,

Your father's symptoms sure suggest prostatitis, though cancer is not absolutely ruled out.

Please feel free to ask questions. I or others on the Board will be glad to help. I hope...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Question about Father's very high value of PSA

Hi Zent,

I think I have this figured out, and I believe that you and your father are entitled to relax until the next PSA test, though relaxing is not so easy for us patients and those who care...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-09-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Question about Father's very high value of PSA

Hi Zent,

The relationship with the urologist is important, and your approach makes sense.

My hunch is that the primary care doctor is being kind to the urologist, though there is some reason in...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-24-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Changes in PSA/PC

It looks like the doctor is aggressively going after what is likely infection. It's looking more likely because you are getting some relief. I like the doctor's approach.

Good luck on that...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-22-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Post surgery PSA

Hi again hmcg7,

I think you are still doing very well, but I can also see why you are concerned.

Ultrasensitive testing after prostatectomy can increase peace of mind but can also serve as an...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Post surgery PSA

Congratulations on that superb PSA result!!!!! It's time to celebrate: :D:jester: :angel: :cool:

That is wonderful, especially after your concerns after getting the surgery results.

A PSA...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,124
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: To Screen or Not to Screen - 18 years ago tonight

Diet Changes and Weight Gain, and Later Control on ADT

This date, February 5, was a Saturday eighteen years ago.

Weight: As usual I stepped on the scale in the morning weighed 149, an increase...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-03-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Requesting Opinion on My Prostate Cancer from Experienced People

Hi Pat,

I just realized I had not replied. Yes, that upgrade to a Gleason 9 at surgery would be disconcerting!

However, I too think that the finding of only one positive node out of 44 is a...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Just diagnosed

Hi Jim,

Iím responding to your post of January 31, 8:36 PM on this thread in which you asked for views of what you have read.

Yes, Gleason descriptions are changing, but the old description...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-04-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Medical Disagreements: What to Do

Hi Chironex,

Welcome to this board! How great it is that you are already getting several viewpoints. :)

You may be right in your desire to have prostate cancer surgery at age 72, but possibly...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-03-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Requesting thoughts on PSA activity

That nice substantial and quick drop in PSA to 4.9 sure makes it look like infection is playing a significant role in what is going on, but it may not be the only thing.


There is a fairly good...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-29-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Requesting thoughts on PSA activity

Hi cajunhandlebar,

Iím visualizing you in Louisiana with a long handlebar mustache.

Seeing those PSA results helps. You started with normal numbers for a younger man, and over the long term...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: treatment & prognosis for bone Rx

Hi Dale,

I’m hoping you get good results from your bone scan. You raised a number of issues, so I will number my responses for convenience.

1. What kind of bone scan did you get? If it was...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-15-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Requesting Opinion on My Prostate Cancer from Experienced People

Hi again Pat,

Urologists should expect to be asked that question and should have the answer ready to offer.

Good for you for giving the search a try!

Also, the best known, largest (and very...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-30-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Fluctuating psa

Hi Ken,

I'm relieved to learn you are giving this another look, especially at Memorial Sloan Kettering. As you probably already know, that institution is one of the best in the world for prostate...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-29-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Fluctuating psa

Hi Ken,

I hesitated before replying because you just said that you are having the biopsy done. But then it struck me that you are having it done "to get a better idea," and you may want to...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-22-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: PSA increase from 1.2 to 2.0

Hi gop,

The odds are compelling that cancer is not an issue, though in rare circumstances an extremely low-odds situation will turn out to be cancer.

A rule of thumb is that a non-cancerous...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-12-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: hmcg7

Hi again hmcg7,

Ask him how many robotic prostate surgeries he has performed, and how many he does a year. Studies have consistently shown that greater experience leads to better outcomes. You...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Psa
Views: 1,415
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Psa

Hi 716,

You have asked two questions, one regarding PC, and one about a connection of PC to your lung issues.

The PSA test is a wonderful multipurpose sentry that detects whether something is...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-23-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,881
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Prostate biopsy

Hi rains, and welcome to our club that no one wants to join. :cool:

Your diagnosis of small cell carcinoma prostate cancer and the comment from the biopsy mean that you need to find some...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-15-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,086
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: My New PSA Results & Recommendation

Good morning Sw1218,

My wife is a bit of a worry wart type, and as you know that can be a good thing in motivating you to prepare. The downside, of course, is unnecessary worry that preoccupies...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-14-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,086
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: My New PSA Results & Recommendation

Hi Sw1218,

I have had no enrolled medical training, and your uro is, of course, a doctor, and has examined you and apparently followed your situation for some time, and he does not appear to be...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Prostate cancer

Hi George,
Iíll address some of the points you were concerned about.

About: ďmost people who have it can live with it all their lives without it being a problem.Ē That appears to be true, based...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-26-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,908
Posted By IADT3since2000
Past the 17 year mark - still probably cured

It was seventeen years and about three weeks ago, feeling perfectly healthy and confident, that I had my first ever, fateful, PSA test at age 56, my doctor having told me it wasn't necessary but that...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-20-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: PSA MRI and pain

Hi Ted,

You know quite a bit more about prostate cancer and its diagnosis than I did back in 1999 when I was diagnosed with a challenging case. However, a little knowledge can cause a lot of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,660
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: High PSA and Negative Biopsy What Next???

Hi Max,

I know about the cancer side, and I believe the 3T mpMRI scan is useful for other purposes, perhaps some or all of the ones you mention, but I'm not sure. You could try researching that,...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-09-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Decision on Surgery

Hi Milos,

Before I was rejected as a surgery candidate (for which I now thank God and those insightful doctors), I too had chosen surgery for what I now realize was far too risky a case for any...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-05-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,660
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: High PSA and Negative Biopsy What Next???

Hi Max,

Here are some facts to keep in mind and tactics you could try to figure out what is happening.

As you seem to already know, an enlarged prostate of completely cancer-free cells produces...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-01-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Rise in PSA

Looking good! :cool:

That up and now down pattern does not look like cancer (as cancer consistently doubles) but does look like the pattern for infection/inflammation that I mentioned earlier.
...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-25-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Scared about biopsy

Hi namtrag,

I would like to some of the encouragement provided by Kemasahbe.

You wrote that "also scared because I have read that it might mestastasize into my body from the procedure," to...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-10-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Scared. Biopsy in 3 days ...

Hi Mikeslady,

Please bear in mind that I have had no enrolled medical education, though I am fairly savvy about prostate cancer and am in my seventeenth year of surviving my own once...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-06-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,341
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: High PSA after Prostatectomy? Need some input.

Hi jobriski,

Welcome to you and your dad to the Board! :)

Did the surgeon advise your dad before the surgery that the odds of cure with surgery, based on a Gleason 8 and PSA greater than 10...
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