• How many years have you been living since diagnosed with prostate cancer?

    Asked by ProstateC on Monday, April 16, 2018

    How many years have you been living since diagnosed with prostate cancer?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      ProstateC, I am not living as a prostate cancer survivor, but my brother in- law is. We are both celebrating our five year survivorship this year from later stage cancers.

      over 1 year ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Diagnosed 3.5 yrs ago stage 3, Gleason 9 4+5 PSA 10.5, .. currently stage 4 metastatic disease on immunotheraphy with what my Medical team are calling a remarkable partial remission from immune checkpoint inhibitor blockade.

      over 1 year ago
    • Indyeastside's Avatar
      Indyeastside

      Big year this year. Diagnosed in March 2008-one decade. Stage IV Sleeping for last three years thank God and androgen blockades.

      over 1 year ago
    • NurseRN's Avatar
      NurseRN

      My husband was diagnosed in Feb of 2016, psa 50, tumor was adhered to rectum, 3 lymph nodes posituve, surgery, radiation , hormone therapy and started Xtandi in June of 2016 , psa.34

      over 1 year ago
    • Afterglow's Avatar
      Afterglow

      Diagnosed nine years ago this week with aggressive prostate cancer. Received androgen deprivation therapy and radiation. PSA has been holding at or below 0.01 since treatment. Will keep you in our prayers.

      over 1 year ago
    • fusilier's Avatar
      fusilier

      not quite 8 years post surgery

      We ARE in this together.

      fusilier

      James 2:24

      over 1 year ago
    • Pris' Avatar
      Pris

      My father was diagnosed in 2001 in 2014 it spread to the lymph nodes been getting lupron injections he still on lupron not sure what's next but have faith !

      over 1 year ago
    • Ross' Avatar
      Ross

      8+ years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 3. Prostatectomy, 2 months of radiation and 4 years of hormone therapy. PSA now undetectable. Living well, but now fighting various skin cancers. Hoping that stays controlled. Prayers to all in treatment and beyond. A survivor

      over 1 year ago
    • Ross' Avatar
      Ross

      8+ years ago, I was diagnosed with stage 3. Prostatectomy, 2 months of radiation and 4 years of hormone therapy. PSA now undetectable. Living well, but now fighting various skin cancers. Hoping that stays controlled. Prayers to all in treatment and beyond. A survivor

      over 1 year ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      Diagnosed stage I in August 2011. Four biopsies (Gleason score (3+3)=6) in total and last PSA was 3.76. I've decided on a program of 'active surveillance' and will stay with that until PSA takes a jump or a digital exam is positive. Truth is, I would never have gone to a urologist in the first place except that the prostate lit up during a pet/ct scan for my stage IV melanoma.

      over 1 year ago
    • c1a1c1's Avatar
      c1a1c1

      My husband (currently age 69) had his prostatectomy in Nov. 2014 followed by Lupron, Bicalutamide and now Zytiga with Prednisone. After surgery his PSA was 51. Dropped to almost 0 on Lupron and now on Zytiga and it's slowly dropping - about 11 now. Had bone strengthening infusion (Zometa) which made him extremely dizzy.

      over 1 year ago
    • c1a1c1's Avatar
      c1a1c1

      My husband (currently age 69) had his prostatectomy in Nov. 2014 followed by Lupron, Bicalutamide and now Zytiga with Prednisone. After surgery his PSA was 51. Dropped to almost 0 on Lupron and now on Zytiga and it's slowly dropping - about 11 now. Had bone strengthening infusion (Zometa) which made him extremely dizzy.

      over 1 year ago
    • Kenster's Avatar
      Kenster

      I was diagnosed 7 years ago with gleason 9, PSA 10.8. Cancer had spread to the local area outside the prostate. Had prostate removed and received radiation and hormone therapy. PSA was then undetectable for 5 years. Started Lupron again in Aug-2017 and PSA went to undetectable again, but for only 6 months. Doctor is now starting me on a drug called Apalutamide (Erleada). Hope it works, my doubling time is just a little over 3 weeks.

      about 1 year ago

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