seafriend40 Posted August 18, 2018 Share Posted August 18, 2018 As a result of a Readers Digest article in 1990, I had a PSA blood test done and the result was 13. I then was sent to a Urologist and then an Oncologist and was advised that "there was nothing there, nothing to worry about, have it checked again in 12 months! Second reading came back at 27, saw Urologist and then Oncologist and had TRUB, was told "pre cancerous condition found, but nothing to worry about, come back in 12 months" . This time reading was 32, and TRUB resulted in 1 cancerous sample found out of 6. Was never told Gleason score or offered any other advice but"will give you Aggressive Radiation Therapy" and a 90% chance of complete cure. Had 17 weeks radiation therapy in Townsville in 1993 and in Feb, 94 PSA was 0!. Every year thereafter had PSA done, in conjunction with complete blood scan, in December. In 2000, PSA came back at 20 and was told by Urologist that I had Advanced Prostate Cancer and that ONLY viable treatment was Hormone Therapy. Was put on Androcur at 200 mg per day! went on Net, didn't like what I found and self medicated myself down to 50 mg per day which kept PSA at acceptable level. In 2012 a friend who also had APC, advised me to stop taking Androcur and showed me "side effects", was HORRIFIED to say the least. Saw a new Urologist who asked why I had continued to take Androcur for 12 years, and I replied because I knew no different and that GP had continued to write prescriptions. This Urologist then advised me to "wait until PSA gets to 60 and would see what might be available. Last December my PSA stood at 73, and a more recent, 3 weeks ago, reading is even higher!. Am now waiting for GP to return to get referral to Oncologist. Meantime keeping EVERYTHING crossed!!! Thanx, Merv. (Seafriend40) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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