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User
Posted 07 Oct 2020 at 23:48

Hi,

Thanks for all your kind messages.

A few more details of my meeting with my oncologist.  As I said, the plan is for me to take Bicalutamide in addition to the Zoladex implants I'm already on, to try to slow down the rise of my PSA.  Hopefully, this will work for a while. I understand this might only for 6 months but might as well take advantage of this stage of treatment.

I did ask what my future treatment will be.  She said that when my PSA reached double figures, she would look to restage me, arranging another bone scan and possibly a CT Scan.  If they do not show any mets then she would consider sending me for a PET Scan to see what that showed. 

If mets were found, the next stage of treatment would probably be Enzalutamide once the PSA started to increase at a faster rate. 

I just hope this doesn't happen too quickly.

Steve

User
Posted 08 Oct 2020 at 09:48

Sorry to hear your latest update Steve, I hope the next course of treatment will be effective.

It’s interesting how oncologists work differently, once my PSA reached 2 she arranged for an MRI, CT scan and a bone scan.  It may have been the rate of rising but to me it didn’t seem like that.

Best wishes,

Arthur

User
Posted 15 Feb 2021 at 21:34

Hi, 

A while since I posted but tomorrow (Tuesday) I have my first telephone appointment with my oncologist for over four months. 

The last time I spoke to her, she recommended I add Bicalutamide to the Zoladex implant injections I already have, to try and reduce my rise in PSA.

I really hope it's helped lower it from last result: 6.00. 

Steve 

 

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User
Posted 15 Feb 2021 at 21:36

Steve 

Hope it is a good day for you tomorrow. Take care

Thanks Chris & Dawn

 

User
Posted 15 Feb 2021 at 22:10
Best wishes and luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 15 Feb 2021 at 22:59

Good luck Steve.

User
Posted 15 Feb 2021 at 23:06

Hi Steve,

Good luck for tomorrow.  I hope you receive a low PSA result 🤞

Ange x

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 00:59
Fingers crossed for you Steve
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 06:19
Good luck Steve

Barry

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 09:13
Good luck Steve

barbara x

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 09:36

Good luck Steve. Best wishes,

 

Ido4

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 10:06
Fingers crossed Steve. Plenty of weapons in the armoury yet

Bri

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 10:08

Thinking of you for tomorrow Steve, hope you get a good result.

Arthur

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 19:46

Wow!  Sometimes things happen you don't expect.

After having a PSA result of 6.0 in October and being put on Bicalutemide as well as the Zoladex I was already on at that time, I was told to expect a small reduction in my PSA.

In this afternoon's consultation with my oncologist, I was told that my latest PSA results shows that it has reduced to 2.0.  An amazing reduction.  My onco was very pleased with the unexpected fall.

It's made my day!

Steve 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 20:18

It's great to read of your relief.  All the best, Peter

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 20:53

Steve 

Great news. 

Thanks Chris & Dawn

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 21:29

Good news Steve,👍

Steve

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Good luck to everyone coping with the insidious big C

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 22:33
Great news and long may your response continue Steve.
Barry
User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 22:33

Brilliant 

User
Posted 16 Feb 2021 at 22:52
Great news , so good to hear a good news story.

Best wishes

Debby

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 00:26

It’s great to hear your good news Steve, so pleased for you.

Angex

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 06:46

Fab result Steve, let’s hope the trajectory stays the same way.

Dream like you have forever, live like you only have today Avatar is me doing the 600 mile Camino de Santiago May 2019

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 07:11
Delighted for you Steve, tremendous result.
User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 13:27

That’s brilliant news Steve. 

Ido4

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 16:03
Fantastic news Steve. What a way to start the year. All the best to you.

Paul

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 17:50
Read your first post and was expecting not to read good news on your latest results, but Wow that's great news.

Keep fighting on

Ray

User
Posted 17 Feb 2021 at 19:42

Happy days Steve 
Barry

User
Posted 18 Feb 2021 at 10:36

Great result Steve.

Arthur

User
Posted 18 Feb 2021 at 13:53

Great news Steve and long may it continue. 

User
Posted 18 Feb 2021 at 19:23

👍 pleased for you Steve

Cheers

Bill

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User
Posted 19 Feb 2021 at 12:41

Fantastic news, so pleased for you.

Roy

User
Posted 25 Feb 2021 at 12:57

Very pleased to hear this news , Steve.

User
Posted 25 Feb 2021 at 15:04
fantastic news Steve
User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 09:01

Hi,

Yesterday (11th June) marked another important milestone in my life, one which at times, I never thought I would reach.  Yesterday, it was seven years ago since I was told I had cancer. 

Up until that time, I had never been ill and thought that cancer was something that happened to other people, but not to me.  As far as I knew, no one in our family had ever had cancer, so it was never on the radar that it would ever happen to me.

Following diagnosis, things were never quite the same again.  Uncertainty had  entered my life and I found it hard to accept that I couldn't rely on having loads of time to do things that I always seemed to be putting off to another day.  Having a heart attack several months later, brought that message home even harder.  I was not invincible.

So, my life changed and seven years later, I'm so grateful that I'm still here and able to do things I want to do.  In spite of my cancer now being incurable, I feel pretty good. 

I feel very lucky. 

Steve 

 

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User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 10:23

Hi Steve

Great to hear from you. Pleased you are in good spirits and living life.

all the best 

Roy

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 11:27
Same Steve but 6 yrs since surgery on the 15th. Each day is tough but yet again you get a new perspective and learn to make the most. Bitter sweet but better than nothing. Keep well friend

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 15:22

That's great to read.  All the best, Peter

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 16:01
A small miracle in some ways - whatever you are doing, it seems to be working! Stay well Steve.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 16:01
A small miracle in some ways - whatever you are doing, it seems to be working! Stay well Steve.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 17:40

Glad to see you’re feeling upbeat Steve after your earlier struggles.

All the best,

Arthur

User
Posted 12 Jun 2021 at 18:40
What ever you are doing keep doing it Steve.

Leila

User
Posted 13 Jun 2021 at 18:29

Great update Steve. Lovely to hear from you.

Ido4

User
Posted 13 Jun 2021 at 21:07

Steve 

Keep going mate, I used to love reading your diary of RT treatment.

Take care Chris and Dawn

 

 

User
Posted 13 Jun 2021 at 21:14

Keep up the good work Steve x

 

barbara

User
Posted 16 Jun 2021 at 21:34
Glad life is still here and good for you Steve, hope our paths cross again soon

Dream like you have forever, live like you only have today Avatar is me doing the 600 mile Camino de Santiago May 2019

User
Posted 20 Jun 2021 at 18:36
Hi Steve

It's great to hear how well you are doing.

I'm sure we will still be enjoying life for years yet.

Paul

User
Posted 20 Jun 2021 at 18:36
Hi Steve

It's great to hear how well you are doing.

I'm sure we will still be enjoying life for years yet.

Paul

User
Posted 20 Jun 2021 at 22:33

Hi Steve,

Good to hear from you. Enjoy the moment . 

Best wishes Gordon

 
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