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Dan M and Nell live in Iowa, USA. He was 45 when he was diagnosed in November, 2010. His initial PSA was 5.40 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 6, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Retropubic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.

THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO AN UPDATE REMINDER IN 2018 SO THERE IS NO UPDATE.

I had a PSA of 4.7 during a routine blood test in May of 2010. I had a recheck in October of 2010 and my PSA had risen to 5.4.

My doctor referred me to a great Urologist here in Cedar Rapids. I was scheduled for a Biopsy on November 5 2010. I received the news that I had cancer on November 12.

My Urologist and I discussed my treatment options and I chose to have RRP surgery scheduled for December 7, 2010. Surgery went well. My doctor said he had to leave a small amount of cancer on some nerve cells and that it would likely go away. Gleason ended up being 3 + 4.

My recovery was miserable. I hadn't expected it to be such a difficult time. My wife was fantastic and really helped me through it. I had my catheter removed on December 20, 2010. I had instant full control of my bladder. I only leaked a couple times in the following weeks of recovery. I returned to work after six weeks.

I had a PSA test on April 19, 2011. It was undetectable ! I'm glad I found this site.

Dan

UPDATED

July 2014

So far I am cancer free and have a PSA of Zero 43 months out from surgery !

UPDATED

October 2016

All in all life is good. I have a wonderful understanding wife.

UPDATED

October 2016

I am 5 years and 10 months out from surgery. As of my last test, I have a PSA of ZERO ! Life is good.

Dan's e-mail address is: dmichels83 AT yahoo.com (replace "AT" with "@")

NOTE: Dan has not updated his story for more than 15 months, so you may not receive any response from him.


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