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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 782
   Posted 1/27/2008 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, in my last few posts I have stated that I am being treated with proton beam therapy, just now, reading through the notes that the clinical nurse gave me, she had underlined " you are being treated with high energy Xray beams called Photon beams , so I may have been on the wrong track there.
 
I had a CT scan before the treatment, and was told that they planned the radiation treatment from that. I am finished my treatment now and will clear it up with my oconolist when I see him on 12th Feb, also having first PSA on 25th Feb. 4 weeks after treatment finished on 24th Jan.
 
 
Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. next PSA 26th Oct. seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct. PSA 0.5 23rd October. Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08


pcdave
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 1/27/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Mal
 
I have noted your correct and went back and edited my posting under your other thread.  You can go back to that thread and edit it or include a footnote similar to your posting above. 
 
Dave
-69 years young!
-29 core biopsy 9/27/06 at age 68
-PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area], Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], Negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. 
-Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.   
-PSA History: 7.1 pre-treatment; post treatment: 2.1 (3 mo.), 2.4 (6 mo.), 1.7 (9 mo). Radiation oncologist said the 3-mo. drop of 70% exceeded expectations and the slight 6-mo. movement upwards was not a cause for concern now.
-The following is a link to My Journey With Prostate Cancer -- Proton RadiationTherapy.  
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8122
   Posted 1/28/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
No Biggie, Mal,
Still sorry you have had the side effects. I must have lucked out. No issues for me.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
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STAY POSITIVE!

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