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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

I met a guy a few days ago and this topic came up.

He told me his PSA is 220

I asked him 2.20?

He said no 220!!

He is going in next week for a biopsy...

Never heard of it this high.

It is possible. In fact over 200 even. My good friend had a PSA of 62 I believe. The doctor told him it was actually much higher but was masked by him taking Finasteride. After biopsy, one-half of his prostate was positive for PCa.

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Yes, I've know guys with PSAs in the triple digits and sadly they all had PCa, often it had already spread.  It's not a good way to go.  The cancer often spreads into the bones of the pelvis and back, making the man bedridden and suffering from extreme pain.  Personally, I don't think it's something that should be ignored, but "watchful waiting", i.e. periodic testing to see if the PSA number is rising rapidly is a good way to go for someone in their 70s and beyond.

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Yes, I've know guys with PSAs in the triple digits and sadly they all had PCa, often it had already spread.  It's not a good way to go.  The cancer often spreads into the bones of the pelvis and back, making the man bedridden and suffering from extreme pain.  Personally, I don't think it's something that should be ignored, but "watchful waiting", i.e. periodic testing to see if the PSA number is rising rapidly is a good way to go for someone in their 70s and beyond.


Being a prostate cancer survivor, I absolutely feel that one has to do way more to boost the immune system , and detox the body ,apart from watchful waiting!

Essential to get vitamin D levels checked, then up your levels with vit D and K2.
A lot of good info on U tube etc.
Diet is critical, cut sugar etc.

Google HCG test, helps of good info, people need to be pro active in strengthening the body!
This is not going away by itself!


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On 12/5/2018 at 8:53 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

 

 The side effects of the surgery are horrible though.

 

For sure if I hadn't had the surgery I'd be dead now, but I've said it before, and sometimes living is worse than death.

 

 

If you don't mind me asking, what were the side effects TBL?

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Just a followup on a guy I met who had a PSA over 200.

He had surgery this week Prostate removed and chopped his nut´s off.

Does not sound like much fun.

He seems to have a great attitude about it all, probably much better then I would.

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57 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Just a followup on a guy I met who had a PSA over 200.

He had surgery this week Prostate removed and chopped his nut´s off.

Does not sound like much fun.

He seems to have a great attitude about it all, probably much better then I would.

Geez, doesn't sound good although if he is a positive sort of fellow then he can now join his local choir group as a falsetto!

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On 5/4/2017 at 3:40 PM, elektrified said:

I just saw on the U.S. news about a week ago...the U.S. has reversed their opinion and has gone back to their original recommendation for men to get PSA tests regularly.

Coffee is good for you - coffee is bad. Red wine is OK - red wine is bad. PSA tests with high reading does not mean cancer, PSA with low reading could still mean cancer. Did man go to the moon, is Paul McCartney dead...........

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2 hours ago, ThaiPauly said:

If you don't mind me asking, what were the side effects TBL?

Usually impotence. 

To some people it isn't a side effect that would matter.

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Usually impotence. 
To some people it isn't a side effect that would matter.


Guys I feel impotence is a factor to be considered ,as is incontinence ,that is often a side effect of surgery!

My PSA 12.5 Gleeson 8 T1 tumor .

I elected to have Cyberknife at Beacon Hospital KL.
Google is your friend here!

Now 7 years later, PSA 0.35 nil impotence!


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Sex is one of the big reasons I am here.

In my mid 60ś I boom just about every day.

Not bragging I know others same as me.

Sex with Thai girls certainly is nice I have been all over Asia and still rate them the best overall.

Filipinos ain´t bad either.

 

If I became impotent or had the radical surgery not sure what I would do.

Would be depressed for sure.

Maybe hook up with an older lady here don´t know.

Or head back home without my nuts.

Either way I guess now I try to take advantage of my ability to have lots of sex.

Never seems to get boring but having various girls certainly helps.

 

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Sex is one of the big reasons I am here.
In my mid 60ś I boom just about every day.
Not bragging I know others same as me.
Sex with Thai girls certainly is nice I have been all over Asia and still rate them the best overall.
Filipinos ain´t bad either.
 
If I became impotent or had the radical surgery not sure what I would do.
Would be depressed for sure.
Maybe hook up with an older lady here don´t know.
Or head back home without my nuts.
Either way I guess now I try to take advantage of my ability to have lots of sex.
Never seems to get boring but having various girls certainly helps.
 


Guys the secret is, get PSA/digital checks at least every 12 months.
Now what is important, is not so much the level of PSA, ie 0 to say 5, but what is critical , is to look for a spike, sudden rise.
Ideally then have an MRI guided biopsy, if deemed necessary.
Now once a tumor, and gleeson score of the tumor is confirmed.
At this time , early intervention with Cyberknife radiotherapy ,can work wonders,and totally preserve bodily functions.

Once the tumor is outside the prostate capsule, then a different ball game!
You do not want to go there!

Yes I pushed my luck by trying every alternative fix available.
To no avail.
This then ,to eradicate a growing aggressive tumor ,took a lot of radiation.

Hence the body was 100% functioning, but 4 years later, the radiation spill caused a stricture in the urethra, needing a superprubic bag fit.

Not a big deal, but catch things early and avoid this.
It will not go away.

Scary stuff indeed!


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28 minutes ago, d4291797 said:

 


Guys the secret is, get PSA/digital checks at least every 12 months.
Now what is important, is not so much the level of PSA, ie 0 to say 5, but what is critical , is to look for a spike, sudden rise.
Ideally then have an MRI guided biopsy, if deemed necessary.
Now once a tumor, and gleeson score of the tumor is confirmed.
At this time , early intervention with Cyberknife radiotherapy ,can work wonders,and totally preserve bodily functions.

Once the tumor is outside the prostate capsule, then a different ball game!
You do not want to go there!

Yes I pushed my luck by trying every alternative fix available.
To no avail.
This then ,to eradicate a growing aggressive tumor ,took a lot of radiation.

Hence the body was 100% functioning, but 4 years later, the radiation spill caused a stricture in the urethra, needing a superprubic bag fit.

Not a big deal, but catch things early and avoid this.
It will not go away.

Scary stuff indeed!


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Damn !  Good  info and advice  but   next week I am off to check out some  issues. Not sure  if your post  encourages  or  depresses me . lol

PSA  peak at  6.3 and  follow  up  down a lil  bit  to  5.8. Digit test  indicated  no  nodules, just  good ole  standard  BHP.

But  my aching  back and  bits says  go  again !

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16 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Sex is one of the big reasons I am here.

In my mid 60ś I boom just about every day.

Not bragging I know others same as me.

Sex with Thai girls certainly is nice I have been all over Asia and still rate them the best overall.

Filipinos ain´t bad either.

 

If I became impotent or had the radical surgery not sure what I would do.

Would be depressed for sure.

Maybe hook up with an older lady here don´t know.

Or head back home without my nuts.

Either way I guess now I try to take advantage of my ability to have lots of sex.

Never seems to get boring but having various girls certainly helps.

 

Being on active surveillance myself, my diagnostic prostate radiologist told me that regular ejaculations have a positive effect with regard to deleting PCa and this has been seen in large clinical studies. He recommended at least three a week, as well as drinking lots of fluids to, as he said "keep the pipes clean". The theory is that regular ejaculations flush out toxins and improve blood flow in the prostate.

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12 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Damn !  Good  info and advice  but   next week I am off to check out some  issues. Not sure  if your post  encourages  or  depresses me . lol

PSA  peak at  6.3 and  follow  up  down a lil  bit  to  5.8. Digit test  indicated  no  nodules, just  good ole  standard  BHP.

But  my aching  back and  bits says  go  again !

If you had a DRE, ask your urologist for an estimate of your prostate volume and then look at PSA density. Prostate cells make PSA so a larger prostate produces more PSA, and you did say you were diagnosed with BPH. If you are still concerned, you might want to consider multi parametric 3T MRI, although finding a good one with a prostate specialist radiologist in Thailand is not easy.

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