Results from 2nd and 3rd opinion

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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/22/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday my Uncle went to our local hospital (has reputable cancer wing) and University of Pa in Philadelphia.
Original therapy suggested from Urologist was 10 days casadex and then start Eligard shot.  He said no way you could radiate pelvis.
The 2nd and 3rd opinion both agreed that he should be treated aggresively with 8 weeks of radiation and continued hormones.  Dr. from Penn is a Fox Chase Cancer Center doctor.
They are going to mark him for radiation on Tuesday. He is also getting another CAT scan and an MRI.
We got more details on his biopsy
7 not 8 cores out of 12
(1) 4+3=7
(4) 3+4=7
(2) 3+3 =6
Mostly confined to 1/2 of Prostate. Penn doctor said if more cores were taken may find a 9.
Both said we would not find a doctor in the Deleware Valley to remove his prostate.
SO GLAD WE GOT MORE OPINIONS!
 
 
 
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
CAT scan showed 1 enlarged lymph node
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score (7) 4 + 3
9 of 12 cores positive
 
 


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/22/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Hey ~ Cheryl,

Thank you for continuing to keep "all of us" close... your threads will truly help others that follow ...  Special hugs to your uncle and let him know we are right there beside him!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

A journey shared....

 

Threads started by: Goody5

 

Results from 2nd and 3rd opinion

Leave no stone unturned

Help! Do we need 2nd opinion

Calling for results

Bone scan result and CAT scan question

Goody5: Uncles PSA 2 then 8

Biopsy results

How long for biopsy results?

 


goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 4/23/2008 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Bluebird,
Thanks for linking my posts.  I will continue to update as we move forward.
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
CAT scan showed 1 enlarged lymph node
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score (7) 4 + 3
9 of 12 cores positive
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/23/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Cheryl,
I wish your uncle the best in the upcoming treatments. There is still much to be through in the road ahead but your diligence is most helpful to him.

God Bless, and Be well.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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