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Wayne Belanger lives in New Hampshire, USA. He was 56 when he was diagnosed in December, 2008. His initial PSA was 12.50 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 8, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.

THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO AN UPDATE REMINDER IN 2017 SO THERE IS NO UPDATE.

As a 56 year old male, I had never had a PSA test done. I accidentally stumbled across the need for a PSA test when I switched Primary Care Doctors. My Primary Care Physician of 10 years never had me take a PSA test. One of the requirements to meet my new Primary Care Physician was a complete physical which included a PSA test.

My PSA level came back at 12.0+. We scheduled another PSA test just make sure the initial results were factual and sure enough the same level registered a second time. Within 10 days I had a biopsy the resulted in all 12 samples being cancerous. A 4+4 Gleason score.

I spent the next 3 months completing extensive research and visiting urologists.

To be completed...

UPDATED

September 2010

It has been almost 18 months since I had surgery to remove my prostate. I have had follow up with Doctors every 3 months along with PSA test and so far I am doing very well with PSA results that remain low - current PSA is 0.25 ng/ml.

Of course, surgery may have been the most effective treatment in my case but it does not come without sacrifice.

UPDATED

May 2012

It has been a little over two years since I had surgery. My latest PSA results came up negligible. I have a new PSA done every 3 months. No additional problems to report at this time.

UPDATED

April 2016

Robotic surgery performed in 2008. Since that time have been cancer free. Consistently low PSA scores. Tested every 6 months. I still have issues with incontinence as I must wear a light pad daily. The ED situation has never improved and remains an issue.

Wayne's e-mail address is: w.belanger AT comcast.net (replace "AT" with "@")

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


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