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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:34 am

Dr. Juan, my father was diagnosed with prostrate cancer at the age of 59. He has beaten it and continues to enjoy a healthy life (He is now 70). Because this puts me in a high risk category, I get a prostrate exam and PSA test performed every 6 months. Are you able to do this testing from your office in Chapala?
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Post by David on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:06 pm

Bob, PSA is a blood test. Any of the labs in the area can do it for you.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:29 pm

Some doctors offices can perform the physical exam and take the blood sample at same time in the office. That is what I am inquiring about.
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Post by Rolly on Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:34 pm

Go a lab and tell them you want an APE = Anfigeno Prostático Especifico. Around $300 pesos.
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Post by David on Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:09 pm

Dr. Juan is my doc. He'll send you to a lab. I use ISI in Ajijic.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:36 pm

Sounds like it is no problemo then. Thanks guys.
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Post by elgringo on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:36 am

Bob, You got the right Doc for the job. I also use Doctor Juan. I had my PSA tested at the clinic across from the Tabarka restaurant and it was a little high. Doctor Juan had a question about how high it was so we loaded up and he took me to a clinic in GDL to have it retested. It still came back high. He gave me some sulfa drugs and prescribed saw palmetto. I was fixed in a couple of weeks. I had never had saw palmetto before but I now use it as a daily supplement and have not felt so good in a long time.
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Post by Intercasa on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:48 am

I had a full battery of blood tests done, $3,300 pesos at Tolsa labs and PSA testing was one of them.

Updated news story on the tests:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20110216/hl_hsn/psatestcutoffcouldsignallowriskprostatecancer
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Post by simpsca on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:35 pm

I understand what Bob is asking and he needs a direct answer (private) from Dr. Juan Pablo. The PSA blood test is only one part. You also need a physical exam. My friend has severe benign prostate disease because none of the local doctors would do the physical exam except Dr. Leon. After seeing several physicians and even a urologist who was going to send him to Guadalajara to do very expensive tests WITHOUT DOING THE PHYSICAL TEST FIRST. At the time I did not know Dr. Juan Pablo so I took him to Dr. Leon. Since it's benign he takes medicine to relieve his symptoms, and avoided a lot of other tests.

I am guessing Dr. Juan Pablo will also, but you need both done to be safe.
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Post by David on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:22 pm

Absolutely correct! I fired the first Doc I went to here for failing to do a physical exam. In my book it was unforgiveable.
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Post by Walter on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:04 pm

How would I know if my Doc likes me, if he doesn't show it once in awhile? PSA Testing 374777
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Post by Walter on Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:52 pm

C'mon you guys, this is a serious topic, but you gotta admit that that line was funnier than an old broad goin' down on the ice. I just about wet myself typing it, Well maybe a little. Time to get tested!
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Post by simpsca on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:21 pm

I knew what you meant. I guess after you reach a certain age you have to take what ever thrill you can get. lol!
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