Dave Chappell

Personal data - diagnosis

Personal data

Visible name: Dave Chappell
Ctry: Great Britain
Year of birth: 1952
Age: 67
Occupation: Sales Manager
Hobbies: Football, Music, Gardening, family
My Website:

Data at initial diagnosis

Date: 22.03.2011
Age at diagnosis: 58
PSA: 76.00
Biopsied? Yes
TUR-P? Yes
Gleason Score: 4 + 3 = 7b
TNM-Stages: 3 0 0

Maximum measured prostate volume

Volume in ml or cm³:

Postoperative pathological data

Gleason Score:
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Prostate cancer treatments

** PSA level at the start of the treatment
from to PSA** Type Clinic City
01.06.11 76.00 IMRT + ADT General Hospital Kettering
20.06.11 24.06.00 76.00 TUR-P General Hospital Kettering


NEM = Nutritional supplement
from to Medication Quantity / unit of time
25.05.10 15.06.11 Casodex 1 tablet daily for 3 weeks
01.06.11 Lupron 3 month depot
Quantity per D / M / Y etc.

PSA-History    ng/ml    logarithmic

PSA-History    ng/ml    linear

PSA doubling times in years

Doubling time is greater than previous period.
Doubling time is smaller than previous period.
* Calculated backwards for 1, 2, 4 and 8 periods.

Limit = 3 years

Calculation of doubling times in days

Doubling time in years:
Doubling time in days:
Date PSA 1* 2* 4* 8*
22.03.11 76.00
Date PSA 1* 2* 4* 8*

My Story

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Personal stories

22.03.2011 76.00 22.03.11
I had what I thought was a urinary tract infection, painful to pass urine and needed to go every few minutes. Turned out to be a pseudomonas infection and went onto Ciprofloxacin. Cleared up slowly.

After about three weeks I went back to the doctor and the infection had cleared. I still had problems passing urine and he gave me a PSA test. I've just had my first post PSA urologist test and will have bone and MRI scans within the next couple of weeks prior to meeting an oncologist for staging. No back pain, or pain anywhere for that matter, hope that's a good sign.

23.05.2011 76.00 22.03.11
Just back from the urology results consultation.

Bone scan and MRI both clear. Much relieved as I expected the worst with my high PSA but the consultant thinks the PSA may have remained high following my initial psuedonomas infection.

Starting three weeks of Casodex on Wednesday May 25 2011, and then a three month injection of (probably but not decided yet) goserelin (Zoladex) on May 28.

Also booked for a TURP (Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate) to help increase flow before any radiation treatment. Operation should be in about one month. Also next PSA test booked for end September. Hopefully a much lower number.
08.07.2011 76.00 22.03.11
It is three weeks since TURP and seven weeks into HT (Hormone Therapy aka Androgen Deprivation Therapy) with Prostap.

Much improved flow but still waking two or three times per night. Limited side effects from the HT, some tiredness. I hope it stays like this. Waiting for start of my RT, should be in around three weeks. Keeping positive attitude.