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Short update on prostate cancer

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Doc Nock:
Since many of us are aging a bit and it MAY (?) be of some small interest...

I had a physical in late September in 2019 I think and the PSA had risen to 5.5

I got 'referred' to a UROLOGIst here but it took a month and by then it was over 9.X IIRC

So they recommended I do a biopsy at the same time I saw the Doc...that wasn't pleasant to prep for but I got thru it...

he did a BUNCH of stabs with that gizmo and it came back as cancer: aggressive type of 8 on a 10 pt Gleason scale...

Slow forward to a Scan in December on which I heard NOTHING till early January after another type scan

(cause the Doc's kids were outa school so he'd shut down his practice) and then in January I got a call that all was clear, but that proved to be false as not enough cells had "escaped to show" a mass then yet but it was LATE January till I started the first of 39 radiation treatments... In that ensuing time I had to have 4 GOLD pellets inserted in the prostate to guide the radiation...

So my first PSA went down, then a few months later it jacked back up telling them that there were cells that had escaped (metastasized) into T-7 of my spine...

They put me on 2 medications once a day (proscar and Casodes) which I later learned were hormone therapy designed to alter my testosterone levels which feed the prostate cancer cells...

Then the PSA went down again on those meds but some couple months later shot up higher then ever so the UROLOGIST switched me to Xtandi oral meds and Lupron shots in the butt...

The PSA has been down 2 times in a row uner 0.xx...which they say is good, but I've had other issues

Turns out, they re-did two scans the bone CT and first time LYmph CT in a year.

I get a call today that the mass is still growing...!!!

They're referring me to a real ONCOLOGIST, not the radiology/ oncologist, and I'm waiting on a call back...

Thanks for all the prayers guys... I keep saying, "God's will be done" so we'll see...que serra right? :)

darktater:
Hang in there Doc, I know its a rough fight!

Pine:
Praying for you brother.  :pray:

Doc Nock:
Thanks gents...

All prayers are appreciated, you bet! But,... God's will Will BE Done...

Captain*Kirk:
Still here praying for ya, Doc!

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