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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 2/1/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had experience with Dr. Robert Adler, Northwestern Memorial or Dr. Areih Shavlov from the University of Chicago.
I am just beginning my journey and this seem like  great site to learn.
Interested in any experiences with either of these locations and Doc's.  I am very impressed so far with both. Dr. Adler may have done 200 and Dr. Shavlov may have done 3,000, although I find that amazing.
I am 53 years old
2004-?prostitis PSA 8, biopsy negative
2008-? prositis PSA 6, biopsy positive
Prostate size 39.5 cm
1 in 3 cores
Gleason 3+3= 6
Bones scan clear and Wet CT clear
Looking strongly at good Robotics Hospital and Doctor

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/1/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the best site on the internet for support. You will get some feedback on the Chicago doctors soon. My oncologist N. Vogelzang here in Vegas is from the University of Chicago, he used to be the director of the cancer center. He is all over the internet and regarded as one of the best prostate cancer doctors on the planet. If the doctors there are anything like he has been for me, you will do quite well there. He now runs the Nevada Cancer Institute and has been a real blessing. Good luck in your trek. Be well, and God Bless...

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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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 2/1/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much Tony.

I am meeting with the Doc from University of Chicago this Wednesday. Look forward to more comments. I am also going to ask them for some references.


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   Posted 2/25/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Hey ~ Frank,

We will be sending you a special welcome on your new thread….

University of Chicago, anyone had experience?


You are so right about this site.

Knowledge is Power and Power takes away the fear

You’ve already met Tony and 41… It’s just the beginning!!!

Stay Close ~ it really is important for you as well as for us.

Take care and we will keep you close.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 2/26/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Check with 41diagnosed on this forum he is from Chicago.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
Radiation treatments to start at the end of Feb. (6 weeks, 5 days a week)  

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