Advanced Prostate Cancer
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Results after six rounds of chemo

Husband finished chemo six weeks ago and just got results of scans and psa. Psa dropped to 6 ! From last August of 4300. Can we expect it to go to 0 being that he’s still on lupron? Scans came out good . Shrinkage in pelvic lymph nodes and some mets also. If is not in liver or lungs!! Good news!

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That's a great result. Doing early chemo often helps beat back the cancer even more than just doing ADT alone. The PSA could keep dropping, you just have to wait and see. What's the PSA history? Do you have monthly values from diagnosis?

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August 4300! Then adt dropped it to 160. Chemo slowly dropped it monthly was 16,14,15 ,10 and now 6.8!

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It could still keep going down. The lower it gets to at the bottom (nadir) the better. Also the longer it takes to get there, the better. Hoping for the best for him: a long, slow decline to undetectable.

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Good to know. Because it has been pretty slow and I don’t get that info from dr

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Here's some more information on it if you are interested. Don't worry though if your husband doesn't fall into the ideal senario with his PSA nadir and time to nadir. These are only general statistics and we are all individuals.

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

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One other thing to keep in mind: PSA at diagnosis is not an prognostic indicator of overall survival.

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After finishing Chemo---there is a history of PSA continuing to drop, as weakened cancer cells continue to die off---might be 90 days from what I have read---before you get a true baseline number.

Nalakrats

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Thank u! This blog has helped so much!

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That is great news. My PSA gets measured from Quest Diagnostics. My Onc said their results does not go below 0.1. I have been steady at 0.2. God bless.

Nick

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Yes, I use that same testing lab and got that same message that below 0.1 they just say it is undetectable. I've been undetectable for almost a year.

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Great news ... keep fighting the battle

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That is great news! Hopefully, the PSA should and will continue to decline to the point of being undetectable, and stay there for a long, long time.

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Your a beacon of light for those newly diagnosed worried to death about their psa number. Psa of 4300 now at 6 is amazing and will give many hope that come here with their lives turned upside down in one doctors visit. We all have been there. It's good to see your good fortune!

Thomas

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Mine was not that high ,but with monthly shots of lupron and Xgeva mine has been at .005. Undetectable after about 3 months after the chemo 😀😀😀

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Great news!! My husband's PSA continued to drop after chemo.

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So Happy for you husband... Makes me want to dance.... Okay everybody get up and dance...

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Friday 03/30/2018 1:20 PM EDT

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Great video ! Thanks..I want those white shoe those guys are wearing..

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Outstanding! Give thanks!

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