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5yr prognosis still here

Posted 09 Feb 2019 at 11:01

hi,i have just passed my 5yr prognosis of locally advanced prostate cancer spread to seminal vessicles,last psa in my 6 monthly check was 0.03 in dec testesterone below low reference limit,my test is not recovering so thats why i am skin and bone,saw gp and i asked if i could have a low dose of test and be monitored,he said not a good idea,he said michael at least you are still alive,yeah but at what cost hate the way i look,he gave me some setraline, he means well though,any thoughts please.

Posted 09 Feb 2019 at 20:33
Great PSA result. You need the GP to get interested in finding out why you are not recovering your testosterone and "condition"
Posted 09 Feb 2019 at 22:09
Hi radar

Did you mean prognosis or diagnosis?


Posted 10 Feb 2019 at 09:30
thanks,when i was first dx i asked my oncologist how long have i got he said about 5yrs,and before i was dx i was on trt for 6yrs so it shut my own test down and some people dont recover.
Posted 10 Feb 2019 at 09:41
Hi radar

Glad you are beating the odds.

Your onco sounds very pessimistic given you were locally advanced and I thought the average was 75% survival at five years in locally advanced ...?

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