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Re: PSA Reading of 3125

Ben,
A PSA of 3125 is very high but even higher values have been reported in the histories section of this web site. Your father will have metastatic disease and can be treated with hormone treatment and spot radiation treatments to reduce any pain. Cancer is never predictable but with the new drugs available and assuming he responds to hormone treatment for a while then he might live another 5 to 10 years.

Things he can do for himself are to eat a heart healthy diet, to exercise and not be obese (very slightly over weight is probably optimum). Other things that might help are to take a statin, metformin and aspirin if his doctor thinks it can't hurt. One of the secrets to living longer with cancer is to be in good enough health to be able to take the next drug when the last one fails.

Re: PSA Reading of 3125

Hi Frank, as PCa sufferer, I am touched by your response. That is how it should be, let us encourage each other and not despair. It is never over until it is over.
Keep it up

Re: PSA Reading of 3125

I have a friend with an initial psa of 12,000 if my memory is correct. Ten years later he is still around but treatments have stopped. Probably only a couple of years left. Took part in studies using intermittent hormone therapy. Treatments are on the improve.n

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