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Marcos E lives in New York, USA. He was 68 when he was diagnosed in July, 2015. His initial PSA was 6.10 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was Unknown, and he was staged Unknown. His choice of treatment was Undecided. Here is his story.

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

From 2014 my PSA climbed steadily to 6.1 in 2015 when I saw a urologist. in a brief discussion he wanted to schedule a biopsy. I decided to take the time and study options. I ran some biomarker tests. Pca3 was 26 score in 2015 but climbed to 52 in July 2016.

Back in July 2015 I went through 3d MRI which showed a tumor classified as Pirad 5. I went to 5 urologists for opinions and the they all said I had to go through biopsy. Reading the Uspstf recommendation and the possibility of new directions in the treatment of Prostate cancer, I decided to wait for new developments.

A year and three months passed by and during that time I had slow urine stream, sometimes frequent trips to bathroom at night, sometimes urge to urinate during the day. No blood in urine, no pain. So, being that no one in the immediate family had Prostate cancer, I figured these were BPH symptoms.

About my general health, I eat close to a plant based diet, no meat or poultry, I eat fish, Lots of fruits and vegetables. 12 years ago I started to eat healthy because my cholesterol was always around 240 . My primary doctor was year after year trying to convince me into taking Lipitor, which I turned down because I considered the reading to be marginally high.

In July 2015 (after being possibly diagnosed with Prostate cancer) I started to read and search the nutritional side of this disease and I fine tuned my diet. I cut the meat, poultry and EGGS almost totally. My cholesterol went down to around 200 in a month time.

But, my PSA went up to 15.3 in 2016. The July 2016 3d MRI showed that the tumor progressed in the whole entire gland and possible regional metastases.

I am anxious of course. Still no pain. I run twice a week about 2 miles in the gym. Same BPH symptoms (a bit more difficult to start urinating at night).

Bottom line. I am looking to get into Immunotheray treatment and there is no way a urologist will steer me to that direction.

I am starting to contact research doctors from pcf.org and trying to find my way.

If anyone can send leads, I will appreciate it !

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

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


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