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    Hey rl,
    I know you're plenty worried and you want to get some kind of treatment going fast. I understand as I'm in your shoes, but I'm more than a year and a half ahead of you. I was diagnosed with gleason 9 in June of 2011. Had the DaVinci Robotic surgery in Sep-2011. Pathology report showed seminal vesicle invasion, perineal invasion and one lymph involvement. I began hormone therapy and radiation treatment in Nov-2011. Completed radiation in Jan-2012 and stopped hormone therapy in Mar-2012. Since then I get a PSA test every 3 months and so far the PSA is still undetectable. I have read several books by Dr. Charles Myers and I am following his advise on diet, vitamin supplements and exercise. I still worry, but nothing like I did for those few months after diagnoses. Over time your worry will calm down too, even with gleason 9. Make sure you have a good oncologist and then work with him closely. XXX Luck and God Bless.

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    Hi Ross, I was reading your story and realized how similar it is to my story. In June-2011 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and in Sep-2011 I had surgery. Gleason score of 9. Tumor was 3.5 cm in size. Started radiation and hormone therapy (Lupron) in Nov-2011. As you can see my case is very much like yours. It sounds like you are doing well and I'm hoping I can continue to follow in your foot steps. The only difference I see is that my doctor did the Lupron in combination with the radiation and plans to stop the Lupron after only 6 months. He says after that we will watch and if PSA begins to rise we will restart Lupron. My next PSA check is Feb-22-2012. When will you receive your next PSA test?
    God bless you and I hope you continue to do well for you.

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      Kenster: Yes, our cases have several similiarities. I had started Lupron in Feb. '10 and I believe I received my last shot in Oct. '11. The hormone drugs are continuing now until April '12. I believe my oncologist will take me off then, assuming my blood test shows a continuing low (.008) psa. I hope your prognosis continues to be positive. Best wishes, Ross

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Finished the last of 39 radiation treatments yesterday (Jan-24-2012).

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