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   Posted 2/24/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Have COPD looking surgeon to do open if I can't do a RALP.


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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/24/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jim,

I don't know much about COPD and surgery. I was diagnosed by a cardiologist with an enlarged heart. I had surgery (Laproscopy) in Albuquerque NM. about 4 weeks ago.  It was complicated and I was under about 6 hours with no problems.  I am originally from Phila. and I know U of Penn has some of the best surgeons for PCa.  Give them a call.


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Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)

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   Posted 2/25/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/25/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jim,
Welcome to the finest place on the web for patient to patient interaction for prostate cancer. I do not have COPD, but there will likely be a responder who does. Radiation is a viable option should surgery not be. Bootheel has good advice for you while here. In the control panel, under personal profile, you can list more information in the signature that will help others help you. Stay close and stay positive.

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, 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
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
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