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Chemo Progress Update

gregg57
gregg57

I just did my 5th Taxotere chemo infusion today and have the typical chemo feeling already. But only one more to go after this! My response so far been really good with ADT and early chemo. My PSA at the start of ADT in early March was 400. After the first month it came down to 12, then I started Taxotere chemo, 6 cycles. A month later PSA was .6 Then 3 weeks later.5, then .3 in another 3 weeks, and now after 4 months of ADT and 4 cycles of chemo, my PSA is .2 !!

My Alkaline Phosphatase was just over 600 at diagnosis, and now is 72! Very happy today, despite feeling like crap from the chemo. I'm celebrating today. Happy dance time!

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WooHoo!!!

Charles

gregg57
gregg57
in reply to ctarleton

Thanks Charles. After my chemo this morning I went grocery shopping and saw someone with a t-shirt that said "All we have is now". I'm going to get one.

Scruffybut1
Scruffybut1
in reply to gregg57

I think I will get one made for myself. Great thoughts.

I'm dancing for you.

Excellent results Greg. I am getting similar results also. I was dx on March 3rd with a PSA of 415. I've received 2 Lupron injections and 5th chemo. My PSA is down to 0.1. I'm going for my 6th and final round of chemotherapy on July 13th- Lord willing. Hope to get long and lasting results. God bless.

Nick

gregg57
gregg57
in reply to Nicnatno

Good for you!

Your diagnosis time and PSA levels are almost identical to mine. I am only about a month behind you with ADT and 2 weeks behind you in chemo. I'm hoping to follow right behind you with a .1 PSA. We put up with some crappy side effects with these treatments, but this is a fantastic reward for it so far. The results we are getting making it well worth it.

Great news! Very happy for you. And wonderful thoughts that you share. Maybe everyone should have such a T-shirt?

Great results! Makes the struggle worth it I'm sure.

That's great news! Feels nice to be so close to the completion of chemo, doesn't it! You are right to celebrate! And you will be feeling better very soon 😊

Very encouraging results!

Wish you all the success in your present treatment strategy.

Sisira

Hidden
Hidden

Sounds like what happened with me. In my case it took it took almost a year after my chemo ended for my psa to bottom out at 0.06. So you may very well have a lower psa on your horizon. Don't throw your back out doing the happy dance. I did trying to do the funky chicken when my psa reached .06!

gregg57
gregg57
in reply to Hidden

That's great. >1 year time to nadir and <.2 nadir together are really ideal in terms of treatment response. I'm hoping for both of those as well. Overall survival time is longest for that group statistically.

57 yahoos for gregg.

Why don't you buy that t-shirt and then pass it around so each of us can wear it. (A penny saved is a penny earned).

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Saturday 07/08/2017 10:16 AM EST

Hidden
Hidden

Here is a great article about psa numbers and survival times.

ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.12...

gregg57
gregg57
in reply to Hidden

Thanks. Here's another article:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to gregg57

I think I read that once, but great to revisit it. The finding bode well for me. It took me forever to reach my nadir. Also, one of the researchers,Maha Hussain, was one of my oncologists until she left University of Michigan cancer center and went to northwestern. I now see a lady who was a fellow for Dr. Hussain.

Nicnatno
Nicnatno
in reply to Hidden

This is a good article. Than you for sharing Mr. Nameless.

Nick

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Nicnatno

Anything to help a fellow brother in arms Nick. We always without fail need to share information with each other.

Great news, after round 5 my PSA still at 0.65 I hope it is still on the way down.

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