Petereb



Personal data - diagnosis

Personal data

Visible name: Petereb
Ctry: SOUTH AFRICA (Zuid Afrika)
State/Province: Gauteng
Year of birth: 1942
Age: 76
Occupation: Project Management Consultant
Hobbies: Astronomy, Aviation
My Website:

Data at initial diagnosis

Date: 22.12.2007
Age at diagnosis: 65
PSA: 1'121.00
Biopsied? Yes
TUR-P? No
Gleason Score: 4 + 3 = 7b
TNM-Stages: T4 N2
Remark:

Maximum measured prostate volume

Date:
PSA:
Volume in ml or cm³:

Postoperative pathological data

Date:
Gleason Score:
pTNM-classification:
Margins:
p-L-V-P-G-Findings:
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Prostate cancer treatments

** PSA level at the start of the treatment
from to PSA** Type Clinic City
22.12.07 07.01.08 1'121.00 other ADT Pretoria Pretoria
07.01.08 04.04.08 1'121.00 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
04.04.08 02.07.08 2.10 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
02.07.08 10.10.08 1.10 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
10.10.08 07.01.09 0.90 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
12.10.09 14.01.10 13.00 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
14.01.10 12.04.10 1.10 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
12.04.10 07.07.10 0.10 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
06.04.11 12.07.11 13.00 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria
12.07.11 01.10.11 0.10 ADT1 Pretoria Pretoria



Drugs

NEM = Nutritional supplement
from to Medication Quantity / unit of time
22.12.07 07.01.08 Flutamide Oral Daily
07.01.08 04.04.08 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
04.04.08 02.07.08 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
02.07.08 10.10.08 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
10.10.08 07.01.09 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
12.10.09 14.01.10 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
14.01.10 12.04.10 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
12.04.10 07.07.10 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
06.04.11 12.07.11 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
12.07.11 01.10.11 Buserelin 3 Month Depot Injection
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*
22.12.07 1'121.00
04.04.08 2.10 --
02.07.08 1.10 -- --
10.10.08 0.90 -- --
07.01.09 0.10 -- -- --
05.04.09 0.10 -- --
07.07.09 0.10 --
12.10.09 13.00 0.04 0.07 0.26
14.01.10 1.10 -- 0.15 0.29 --
14.04.10 0.10 -- -- --
07.07.10 0.10 -- --
16.10.10 0.10 -- --
07.01.11 1.00 0.07 0.15 -- 0.60
06.04.11 13.00 0.07 0.07 0.14 0.29
12.07.11 0.10 -- --
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
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My Story

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12.07.2011 0.10 12.07.11
Peter Ewart-Brookes and Angela live in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 65 when he was diagnosed on 22 December 2007. His initial PSA was 1,121.0 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7 and he was staged T4. His choice of treatment was ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy).

Here is his story.

I noticed a lump in my groin which turned out to be a lymph node infected with cancer. Up until then I had none of the usual symptoms.

I then went for the internal examination, bone scan and biopsy and was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer (T4N2MX)on 22 December 2007. In early January 2008 I started hormone treatment and after 3 months my PSA was down to 2.1.

After two more 3-month sessions on hormones my PSA stabilised below 1.0 but I sometimes suffer with extreme fatigue and hot flushes (flashes). At the moment I am on a 'holiday' from treatment with my PSA static 0.1.

Went to the doctor this week (April 2009) and we decided to hold off from treatment for another three months. Every three months I expect the my PSA to have risen - one day it will have.

I am a director of a project management with no thought of retirement yet.

UPDATED: December 2009

After nearly a year without treatment and my PSA remaining at 0.1, it jumped to 0.26 between July and October. So, back on the treatment and we'll see what's happened in January 2010.

UPDATED: March 2011

Things have been pretty good since December 2009. After the jump in July 2009 my PSA stabilized at around 0.1 and stayed that way in each of my three-monthly blood tests until January this year (2011) when it increased slightly to 1.0.

I was without any treatment throughout 2010, but with the recent rise in PSA I†™ll be interested to see what my next blood test in April indicates. My symptoms are still very mild: occasional hot flushes, tiredness and some pain in my hip (which may be unrelated to the cancer and could be down to old age). I†™m 68 now and still working full-time in my project management consultancy company.

UPDATED: May 2011

My PSA went to 13 in the April so I†™m now back on the hormone treatment. In 2009, after a similar jump, it returned to low numbers in 3 months so here†™s hoping for the July blood test .