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Fantastic Bill, Keep up the good work...:clap:
 

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Its great to hear your doing so much better Bill :T
 

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A belated update and I apologise for any posts I didn't adequately answer in the last eight months.
It is only since january that I have felt "normal" in my thought processes. The anaesthetic mucked up with my old brain severely. :eek:lddude:

During my first checkup in July last year the specialist said the PSA reading was 0.11 (down from 5.6)
He continued staring at the results with a concerned look and I said "that's not good then?" and he said No, I would have expected it to be below 0.01

I was booked in to see an Oncologist for further treatment and he said that if it stays at 0.11 or falls then everything is OK.

The next result came back at 0.11 as well, no problems.

The last result has come back as 0.13

This is not a major change but is not heading in the right direction!
 

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Thanks for the update, we will continue to keep you in our prayers that the levels continue to drop.
 

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Absolutely keep you in our prayers thank you for the update and hope it continues to head in the right direction
 

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I hope its just an outlier. Be well and keep us posted. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
 

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Thank you all.
The Oncologist says they won't consider treatment unless it gets > 0.3 as the mass is too small to locate accurately until then. Then it will be Radio/chemo treatment.

I guess the next couple of tests will tell if it is a minor glitch or something of concern.
 

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The Oncologist said that when it hits 0.4 he wants to do radiotherapy. This isn't something to look forward to as it will cause damage to the surrounding tissue and there is a very high possibility of incontinence and impotence. However there was an article last week that they have upgraded the machine to create a tighter beam, meaning less damage and they have reduced it from an average of 30 treatments to just 5. (The Mater is the hospital my oncologist works at)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-26/new-cancer-equipment-will-improve-radiation-treatment/5918096?&section=news
 

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Here's to a speedy recovery.
Cheers!
 

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Wish you the best in your treatments. Stay strong! :T
 

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Thanks Ron, Charlie and everyone else here. Your support is truly appreciated.
I know it's not life threatening since it was picked up early enough, However it is still lifestyle threatening.

I would urge everyone here over 45 to get checked out even if it is simply for peace of mind.

All the best,
Bill
 
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