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Medical update

December 19, 2010

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This is an update to two separate posts from last spring about my prostate cancer. Despite PSA scores that continued to be lower than the one that lead to the previous biopsies, my most recent biopsy revealed two additional tumors that like the first one are also 6 on the Gleason scale. The tumors are small, but […]

latest PSA result

July 9, 2010

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The supplements I’ve been taking and dietary changes I’ve made in recent months seem to have made a difference. In December 2009 my PSA result was 3.27. This week it was 1.26! I’ll see my urologist a week from Tuesday. Let’s see if I can’t shrink my prostate tumor and put the cancer into remission. 

Health update: second biopsy

May 13, 2010

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This is a follow-up to my January and February posts. In January I reported that an increase in my PSA would necessitate a prostate biopsy and in February I reported that the biopsy was inconclusive and would require another biopsy in April. In March at the suggestion of our friend Jeff Marker, who has been […]

prostate biopsy

January 26, 2010

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It was not fun, but was necessary. The doc must have taken seven or eight tissue samples, and I could feel each incision. Afterward I felt weak and light headed but was able to walk home; on the way I stopped at the Park Slope Sweet Melissa Patisserie on Seventh Avenue and got a chocolate […]