Arizona Doctor Suggestions for Possible Recurrence?

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swimmer2
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   Posted 11/18/2016 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Any experience/ideas for doctors in Arizona for possible pc recurrence? Stay near Tucson but could drive to Phoenix and even possibly Southern California. Thanks.
Age at diagnosis:59. Prostatectomy 3/09. Gleason 3+4=7. Very small prostate (15 gr.?). No positive margin (but very close). Ploidy=Aneuploid. PSA <.1 for 5 yr. Then 04, .05, 06., and .07 over past 2 yr.

Galileo
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   Posted 11/18/2016 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't used it, but in Tucson there is an NCI-designated cancer center, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and they have a couple of oncologists there who specialize in prostate cancer, the last time I looked. http://uacc.arizona.edu/
Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
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Nomar Lupron 4 Me
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   Posted 11/19/2016 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Can't help with urologists or oncologists in AZ, but if you ever need scans, AZ Molecular Imaging in Phoenix and Dr Fabio Almeida are the best. Not sure if they have any facilities in Tucson also.
screen name was LupronJim

66 - DX 64 2/13 PSA 3.68 (6 mo doubling) Gleason 9 (4+5)

T1CN0M1B stage IV w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right PNI

oligometastatic at Dx 5 tumors but none visible on 5-21-14 whole body scan

Lupron 3-28-13 to 4-2-15
Zytiga June '14 to May '15
PSA < 0.01, T < 3 on 5/14
DHT < 5
Prostate shrunk from 50.4 to 15.0

Provenge in Sept & SBRT in Oct '14

PSA <0.01 now, no SE

shadowcatcher
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   Posted 11/20/2016 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Look into Doctor Michael Levin at the Arizona Institute of Urology. He is my Uro and has taken excellent care of me. I can not recommend him highly enough.
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