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smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 4/15/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I have finally been scheduled to return to the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institure in Jacksonville.  My appoints will be the 29th and 30th of April and the 1st of May.
 
They say I will return in 4-5 weeks to start my radiation.
 
I still have not been told the results of the PET and Prostascint Scans.  I will update Richards Journey also.
 
Richard  yeah yeah yeah
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Neg Bios 1997 & 2000 PSA within considered normal range
11/06 PSA 1.9 PSA 11/07 was 4.9 PSA 12/07 was 7.7 MDA 2/12/08 3.3 On Proscar so shud be doubled
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Bone scan 1/17/08 hot spot on ribs, CT shows rib enjury CT CHest 1/30/08 Clear
M.D. Anderson 2/12/08 Gleason 9 - CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation
2/19/08 Dr Fagin, Austin, TX did not recommend surgery based on medical history
2/22/08 Contacted U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute - Appt 3/13/08 
3/24/08 PET Scan await results - 4/1/08 Prostascint Scan await results
Preliminary appt UFPTI for 3 day workup sometime in the near future, I hope
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling


Jayadub
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 4/15/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
smilingoldcoot said...
Well I have finally been scheduled to return to the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institure in Jacksonville.  My appoints will be the 29th and 30th of April and the 1st of May.
 
They say I will return in 4-5 weeks to start my radiation.
 
I still have not been told the results of the PET and Prostascint Scans.  I will update Richards Journey also.
 
Richard  yeah yeah yeah

 
I would say that you are in good shape with regards to the other scans. They would not be moving to schedule you for treatment if the scans showed metastatic PCa or even suspicious movement toward the margin. Protons are not used in those cases. Good Luck

54 years old

PSA 5.6 on 3/20/07

DRE: Negative

Biopsy on 4/20/07 

Results 4/25/07:

3 out of 12 cores positive, 2 on the right lobe with 5% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+3, 1 on the left lobe 10% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+4, overall Gleason graded 7 Cancer T1C.  After web research discovered Proton Beam Therapy and called Loma Linda. Completed consultation with Dr. Luu on 7/5/2007 and started treatment at Loma Linda on 7/26/07. Completed treatment 44 on 9/28/07. 0 treatments remain. Side Effects remain minimal. 1st PSA result on January 28th is 1.1.


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2291
   Posted 4/15/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
This is exciting news, Richard.  Sounds like things are working out well with your treatment plan.  Although it was not a practical approach for me, I am very interesting in this promising newer treatment for prostate cancer. 
 
Take care and hang in there....Tim
Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area of prostate
Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA's < 0.1  

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