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kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 2/29/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Anybody ever heard of this or have any experience with it. Here's a link to an article in the local fish wrap about what's happening at Duke.
 

Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
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
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 2/29/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
HI kdnole. Interesting article. Another decision and treatment option to consider. Hope you are doing well with the radiation.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 55
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
wear one for insurance now
ED still a problem
last PSA undetectable
 


Paul1959
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 2/29/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
One of the urologists, Aaron Katz, at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC is the main pioneer of this technique. It is used in really specific instances and even Katz does not offer it to everybody.

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Freezing_Prostate_Tumors_Effective_For_Some_Men.asp?sitearea=NWS&viewmode=print&

You do have to be older for most docs to perform this.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 3/2/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Mika,
The radiation at this point is pretty uneventful and I hope it stays that way. I'm just trying to avoid the flu that has run through it seems everyone here in NC, including my wife who is fighting it now.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
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
2/27/08 - Started IMRT Radiation treatments
(6 weeks, 5 days a week)  

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