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Jerome Finnell and Elizabeth live in Idaho, USA. He was 66 when he was diagnosed in April, 2006. His initial PSA was 6.00 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 6, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was Non-Invasive (Active Surveillance). Here is his story.

I am newly diagnosed. My symptoms were poor urine stream and high PSA. I am leaning toward the laparoscopic prostatectomy but have concerns with incontinence being a permanent issue.

Thanks for allowing me in the fold.

Jerome Finnell

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May 2006

Have found that my PCa is localized. Bad side of my CT scan was the location of an mid-abdominal aneurysm. So I may be leaning toward seeds.

More later. Well wishes to all.

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May 2006

Have decided to watch and wait. There doesn't seem to be any cure. So I can't seem to appreciate the option for poor life quality.

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June 2007

My PSA; went to 7.1 ng/ml but has been coming down to 5.3 ng/ml.

Best wishes to all of you out there.

Jerome

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August 2008

Have not received any treatments. PSA is 6.0. Don't have insurance for medical care so don't have access to new avenues of coping with the cancer. Emotionally I'm fine. Continue to exercise moderately, eat well and get adequate sleep.

Good luck to all. Belonging to YANA helped me in my decision to wait and watch. Glad to respond to any questions you may have.

Jerome Finnell, Idaho, USA

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November 2009

I'm doing well. No bleeding, urinary is work, PSA 8.3 and I'm still waiting without any treatments.

I do Thank God.

Thanks again for the site and your support. Please feel free to communicate any time.

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April 2011

My latest PSA in February 2011 was 11.3. Having sex, no pain or bloody urine. Not cured of course but have not taken any steps regarding intervention. Still waiting and watching. Hope everyone out there is doing well.

Jerome

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April 2012

Clear urine. No pain. Prostate palpatation is hard to reach but feels good to quote the Dr. last month. PSA in Oct 2011 was 14.8. the latest in March 2012 was 13.0. Will continue to wait and watch.

Good luck to all in this group.

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January 2013

Doing fine. PSA is up to 17. Urine flow is ok with tenosine, no pain or blood. Going on 74 years so I'm content.

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February 2014

Hello All. I continue to wait and see. Very fortunate so far. no pain or discomfort. still continuing a glass or 2 of tomato juice daily. The best to all that have found this web site. Jerome Finnell, Idaho, U.S.A.

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April 2015

Hello. I will be 76 in June 2015. I chose to wait and watch. Diagnosis was in 2007. Been doing fine. Some urinary stream effects and ED. The latter due to age rather than the disease. Happy I didn't take treatments offered. Not afraid of dying but it comes at a inconvenient time. I wish all you folks well.

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May 2016

Nothing different. no pain. content with my decision to wait and see. Good luck to all our "family " Do what is best for you.

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June 2017

I feel I made the right treatment choice for me. Wait and see has served me well. I have been fortunate. No pain or bleeding. I'll turn 78 next week. Best to all. Jerome.

Jerome's e-mail address is: gerome39 AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")


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