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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 4/28/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
This was on our 6 am news today.
 
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) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 4 + 3
7 of 12 cores positive
Waiting for MRI and another CAT Scan before radiation
Started Casodex and Eligard
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/28/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   

I just bumped my video's thread with a new cyberknife video.  Cyberknife has been around for about a year.  I wish I could find it but we had another here who was electing to go this way.  Just like Tomotherapy and IGRT, this method is very precise utilizing CT to pinpoint the IMRT beam.  Definitely cutting edge.  I understood that two factors must exist for it to be successful 1: there has to be a defined location of the tumor, and 2: It must be confined.  See the link below from Accuray:

http://www.accuray.com/ClinicalInfo/Applications/Prostate/index.aspx

Since your uncle is not confined I am not sure of the benefit.  I am not certain that WPRT can be performed with Cyberknife, but standard IMRT may likely be combined with it.  Perhaps the RO telling you about this can address how the lymph system is addressed using this technology.  I could not find it online.

 

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
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 4/29/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony,
This is new to our area and I saw it on the news. I do not believe my Uncle is a canidate but I thought it might help others. Thanks for the bump on the videos I must have overlooked it before.
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) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 4 + 3
7 of 12 cores positive
Waiting for MRI and another CAT Scan before radiation
Started Casodex and Eligard
 
 

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