Personal data - diagnosis

Personal data

Visible name: Remco
Ctry: United States of America
State/Province: Alaska
Year of birth: 1954
Age: 65
Occupation: Forestry, retired
Hobbies: kayaking, fishing
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Data at initial diagnosis

Date: 15.06.2009
Age at diagnosis: 55
PSA: 5.00
Biopsied? Yes
Gleason Score: 3 + 3 = 6
TNM-Stages: pT2c
Remark: 12 biop samples, 2% of 1 sample +

Maximum measured prostate volume

Volume in ml or cm³:

Postoperative pathological data

Date: 15.11.2009
Gleason Score:
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Prostate cancer treatments

** PSA level at the start of the treatment
from to PSA** Type Clinic City
03.11.09 5.00 Open surgery Providence Hospital Anchorage, Alaska


NEM = Nutritional supplement
from to Medication Quantity / unit of time
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*
01.10.05 3.00
01.10.07 4.00 4.82
01.10.09 5.00 6.22 5.43
03.11.09 0.00
03.06.10 0.00
01.03.11 0.00
Date PSA 1* 2* 4* 8*

My Story

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Personal stories

03.03.2011 0.00 01.03.11
Prostate cancer was a big surprise to me. Never felt ill, biopsy triggered by slightly high PSA, one doctor felt a bump, others could not detect. I chose open surgery, because the odds of nerve damage appeared to be lower than the robot; and I had a friend, just slightly older, whose cancer had spread to his hips. I knew I would pay a higher price at the beginning. The four weeks after surgery I was miserable. No real pain, but I was a sieve, could not retain a drop of urine and I was freaking out. Pads of all sorts. Typical catheter hassles, then I got a bad genital rash from always being wet. Leaky was freaky. But it slowly eased, retention started. Took a pre-operation planned three month trip to New Zealand at post 6 weeks. Wore pads up to 9 weeks, then just at day time, then not at all. ED bad at first, but also continued to improve with biggest gains between 9 and 15 months post op. At this stage I used an elastic type cock ring at the base of the penis to help retain erections; worked very well. At 18 months ED was basically gone. The ED pills help so I indulge (weak dose works best), but not really needed. Urinary continence is good, just get a leaky faucet if I drink more than three pints, but never bad enough to wear a pad. Basically I pretty much feel like I did before the operation. Be patient, keep active, exercise regularly, and work on the ED issue. The key was having a doc with good eyes and steady hands. Contact me if you'd like, and thanks to all the folks who were sharing when I was going through my rough times.
05.09.2011 0.00 01.03.11
PSA remains non-detectable.