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Sam Fullerton and Marcia live in Canada. He was 67 when he was diagnosed in November, 2002. His initial PSA was 7.50 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 6, and he was staged T1c. His choice of treatment was External Beam Radiation. Here is his story.

After the initial shock of being told I had cancer, I spent several weeks learning as much as I could from Don Cooley's website [regrettably Don has now closed his site] and library books. A second biopsy showed a Gleason Score of 3+4=7 so I chose radiation as treatment.

PSA in May/03 was 8.5
Treatment finished Oct/03
PSA in Oct/04 2.5
PSA Apr/06 0.93
PSA Apr/07 1.8
PSA Aug/07 1.3

Only side effects are minor blood in stool and some fatigue. Colonoscopy showed slight redness of colon near prostate. No polyps.

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April 2008

No change, still monitoring PSA which is now at 1.13 ng/ml.

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October 2008

Continue to monitor PSA annually [Sam says it is still at 1.13 ng/ml], side effects minimal.

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July 2009

Another good year. PSA July 20,2009 was 0.96 No significant side effects.

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September 2010

Current PSA 1.3 Side effects are still minimal.

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July 2011

Current PSA 0.89 No change, still enjoying good health.

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September 2012

I am feeling very well and enjoy my life.

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October 2013

Have not updated PSA this year. Will do so next physical exam in 2014.

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May 2014

Still feeling fairly good.

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June 2015

Still feel very good about life.

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July 2016

Doctor says no more PSA tests unless needed. Feeling fine except for arthritis in hips. Gave up golf. Game was getting lousy anyway.

Sam's e-mail address is: samarcy@rogers.com


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