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Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-25-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,308
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: MRI found a 6mm lesion pirads 3

Hi Robert and welcome to the Board!

I’m glad you have already had a number of thoughtful responses. I’m going to respond directly to your desire to wait and defer a biopsy.

Like others who...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-05-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,188
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Dr Walsh's Guide to Surviving PCa

Continuation of Sexual Activity While on ADT

Hi Guy,

I'm envious, but I've had a modest amount of success along these lines too. It's more "sex work" than "sex drive", isn't it?

Your...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-05-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Newly diagnosed with prostate cancer

Hi musicmanone and welcome to the Board!

If you haven't been paying much attention to prostate cancer before, which is par for the course, you may not be aware that it is highly survivable these...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,188
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Dr Walsh's Guide to Surviving PCa

The Range of Absence/Mildness/Severity of Side Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

Hi again JWPMP, Prostatefree and others. The following expresses a fairly common view regarding ADT:
...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-25-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,334
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: New to This

guitarhillbilly,

Thanks for posting about your records screw up. I'm going to show this to my wife who has a great doctor with a lousy office staff. After seeing this, she won't feel like the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-21-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Just got my 1st PSA 6 months post radiation and ADT.

Hi again noonereal,



OK, that puts it in a completely different light as MSK could arguably claim to be the leading institution doing prostate cancer radiation and related research in the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-31-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Testosterone measurement

Very likely <12 ng/dl is the lower limit of the test.

That is a fine reduction of testosterone due to ADT treatment. Mine was generally in the high teens to 21 range as nadirs over four cycles...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-18-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,819
Posted By IADT3since2000
Talking The “2020 Prostate Cancer Patient Conference” – Soon to be Readily Accessible to All!

The “2020 Prostate Cancer Patient Conference”, the latest edition in the long-running annual series usually held in Los Angeles near LAX, is being held during September 11-12, 2020 with a couple of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 06-30-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,485
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: my PSA rise after doing radiation therapy one year ago.

Hi noonereal,

It is typical for PSA to rise, a bit, after cessation of ADT and consequent recovery of testosterone. The rise you are seeing could well be that.

There is also a common...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-08-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,968
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: No side effects on lupron?

Hi Steve,

I am convinced that exercise, especially strength type but also aerobic (and let's not forget flexibility and balance) is of great importance when we are on ADT.

I was actually able...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-12-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,465
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Lack of Evidence That Surgery Is As Good As Radiation for Higher-Risk PC Patients

Becoming Empowered as a Prostate Cancer Survivor

Hi Michael,

I replied earlier along the same vein at 03-07-2020 04:42 PM to your earlier post, but it’s worth re-emphasizing some key points. ...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-11-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: 2 year PSA

That's what you want to see. Keep it up!

Jim
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-05-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,465
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Lack of Evidence That Surgery Is As Good As Radiation for Higher-Risk PC Patients

Thanks Gerard for sharing your experience, which so well illustrates the puzzling circumstances confronting those of us with higher-risk prostate cancer. And welcome to the Board! I have a few...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-18-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,644
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Are Club Membership Cards Mailed?

Is Immediate Treatment the Only Sound Way Forward for All Patients? No!!!!!

Hi Prostatefree (and Skipper3), I'm reply to your post of 7:49 am on February 18 (today). You wrote:



My title is...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-12-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Taking Xtandi (enzalutamide) following Zytiga's diminshing returns

Hi Steve, this is kind of a quibble, as both are used in some of the same treatment situations, which is essentially what I think you mean. But they are in different classes of drugs. ...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-05-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,875
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: When Does the Day After A Night of Severe Rectal Incontinence Feel So Good?

Some Other Books on Nutrition and Lifestyle Tactics Against Prostate Cancer

Hi again John, you recently posted in part:



I have actually been intently interested in diet and lifestyle...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-05-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: PSA down after SBRT bone lesion Dec.2019

Hi Steve. Congratulations on your great results! :cool:

I had a friend who successful worked through at least three recurrences where images detected one or two spots each time, finally achieving...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 02-03-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,644
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Are Club Membership Cards Mailed?

Replying to your recent post today:

"ADT," which stands for Androgen Deprivation Therapy, is also known as hormonal therapy. There are a number of drugs and drug combinations that are considered...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-27-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: "You Have Cancer"

Hi Mike,

You made the same choice I did for my own challenging case: surgery. I wanted "it" out of there and gone from our lives, and so did my wife. Fortunately for me, with some discouraging...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-24-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,875
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: When Does the Day After A Night of Severe Rectal Incontinence Feel So Good?

Here's a little more about the role colonoscopies are playing for me.

My first, in 2003 as I noted earlier, was partly motivated by being shocked by my first-ever PSA results and subsequent...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,042
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: what to do now with Prostate Cancer?

Ultrasensitive PSA (uPSA) tests should also be used for those on ADT once their PSA has dropped to <0.01. Research has shown that a very low nadir (<0.05, possibly <0.01 even better) is a prognostic...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-04-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By IADT3since2000
Cool Re: Long-term outcomes of active surveillance at MSK

Adding the Toronto experience to this thread (and lower age eligibility)

Dr. Laurence Klotz, MD, arguably the world's leading AS guru (and a leader in so many other areas of prostate cancer...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

Hi again,

I have looked at the study mentioned earlier about 87,875 high-risk PCa patients (https://scholarlycommons.henryford.com/urology_mtgabstracts/59/). It is in the form of an abstract...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-29-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

Hi again stephenwilliam,

It may help to look at a study in depth, beyond the surface findings.

The critical problems with this study, “Individual and Population Comparisons of Surgery and...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-28-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

Hi stephenwilliam,

I read this in another post and fully agree with it: "BTW, I have yet to read any study that shows that surgery can match the non-recurrence results being reported by the two...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-25-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,378
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radical Prostatectomy OR Plant Based Diet?

Hi again Stephen,

You can see from the responses that there is a diversity of view, but most agreeing, as I do, that exercise, diet and nutrition, while helpful in a supporting role, are unlikely...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-14-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,594
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Many New Members May be Joining PC Forum

Welcome to the Board, Chuck!

I'm sure that many of us are looking forward to participation by those who will be coming over. :)

I dearly hope you and the others who have been helping answer...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By IADT3since2000
PSA Screening Saved My Life

This day 20 years ago was a Monday, December 6, 1999. It was a normal day at work for me, and the last day I would feel normal, healthy and free from care for many years.

On the preceding...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 11-25-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,780
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: First post - My history and where do I go from here

Hi gaapguy and welcome to the Board!

You could be experiencing a combination of factors affecting your PSA. There are some transient factors, such as ejaculation during the 24 hours before the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-09-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: PSA concern?

Hi mauifloyd and welcome to the Board!

Your screen name makes me envious!

That value, at 11.2, is high enough to warrant some urgency. Several things can elevate PSA to this extent: infection,...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 07-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,353
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Radiate or Not?

Hi Courtguy and welcome to the Board!

You are not alone: more than 50,000 men develop a recurrence of prostate cancer each year after surgery or radiation, but I’ll bet it’s a very small minority...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 05-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,837
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: 1,881
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: 8
Views: 6,837
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: 1,386
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 – more likely arthritis or a nerve issue, but, though the odds are...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 01-01-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
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: 1,520
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Just in; Stage T2a diagnosed

Hi again,

I’m 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?

“Localized” usually means contained within the prostate...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-07-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
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: 7,183
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: 1,388
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! That’s good news!

Regarding your moving and timing of therapy, the type of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By IADT3since2000
Re: Seeking Input

Hello Robert’s 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: 1,266
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: 5,870
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: 5,870
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: 1,262
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: 1,374
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: 6,039
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: 10,479
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: 10,479
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: 10,479
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...
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