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livinadream
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   Posted 5/4/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
In an effort to help men, I am curious as to everyones symptoms prior to diagnosis. If we can educate more men we can save more lives. I hope this thread gets good response.
My symptoms were slow in getting the stream of urine started, a weak stream, and low energy.
 
peace to all
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
 


Bootheel
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   Posted 5/4/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Like you I had similar symptons although my energy level seemed to be okay. My PSA climbed steadily over a period of about three years. The Dr. first prescribed Cardura, then I had two biopsies six months apart to confirm the cancer. If I had it to do over, I would have paid more attention to those symptons and had the biopsy sooner.
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
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 5/4/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My father had zero symptoms. No ED, no urine issues. He was/is in GREAT shape and eats great. I would have put money that his biopsy would have come back negative. The only risk factor was that my grandfather had prostate cancer. I think he was diagnosed in his late 70's and had the seeds. My grandfather passed away from other causes.
My brother will be 32 this year. Do you think given our family history, that 40 is too late for a first PSA? It seems like there are SOOO many 40 years olds with PCa on this forum. Scary.
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
8 weeks of radiation down!!!
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


Magaboo
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   Posted 5/4/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
This could be a useful topic. The only symptom I had was a weak stream. Dr wanted to prescribe some 'flowmax', but I insisted on a PSA check (the first one I've ever had). The result was a PSA of 7.9. Biopsy and RRP followed.
Wishing all my friends here at this forum many years of good health.
 
Magaboo


Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 

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wallypm
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   Posted 5/4/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
My PSA was always high but not high enough for the Dr to be overly concerned.  I've always had some form of Prostatitus so I was used to the low energy level and pain in the groin.  Then the stream started getting weak and then weaker, the Dr suggested a trip to the Urologist a a biop revealed the cancer. mad
Age 70 -  Diagnosed late March
PSA 5.52 - stage T2b,T2c
Gleason 7 (4+3)
quad heart bipass 4/06
surgery on 4/28/2008, Greensboro NC by David Grapey
path report showed margins and lymph nodes clear gleason (4+3)
 


hopemylove
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Morning,

My husband probably had symptoms for months but did not let anyone know the extent of them. He had burning when urinating, pain in the pelvis, fatigue, and bone chills. He also had a lot of pressure in his pelvis--now we know that was probably due to the size of the prostate tumor.

God Bless Everyone!


Karen--New York
Husbands Info:
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279   DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
 
 
 


Magaboo
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ziggy9,
You're absolutely right. If I had any brains, I would have had my PSA tested much sooner. Here in Canada, at this time, we have to pay for our PSA tests our self's (about $30.00), so I never had it done :-(. If only foresight was half as good as hindsight :-). Take note you young guys!!
All the best to you all.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


DanmanBob
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if this was related to my cancer, but I had a bad case of prostatitis shortly before being diagnosed.  Had burning sensation when I urinated and drops of blood at end of urine stream.
 
Cleared up that problem with a few days or antibiotics and everything felt perfectly fine from that point forward.
 
PSA test a few weeks later was high and so the journey began.....
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008


Tim G
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   Posted 5/4/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Doting Daughter said...
My brother will be 32 this year. Do you think given our family history, that 40 is too late for a first PSA? It seems like there are SOOO many 40 years olds with PCa on this forum. Scary.

 

Doting Daughter-Some urology experts recommend a first PSA for all men, regardless of history, at age 40.  If it's low, retest every 5 years until 50, then every year.   If it's up, track every year.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/4/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
No Symptoms. Just a physical and some light ED, and a high PSA.

Doting Daughter,
40 is the right age to start annual testing for your brother, and in my opinion, anyone else. Not on common practice, not standard protocol, Not even for in the family cases...Look at my numbers and age, any doctors that choose to argue with me will lose. It's an inexpensive test, and I don't believe the arguments that it will lead to too many unecessary biopsies or treatments. Not testing leads to too many advanced cases. (Tony's opinion again, but hey I'm right, they're wrong). :-) . I see a lot of guys in their 40's here with advanced cases, and barely ever hear of guys with high PSA's that were not cancer. I am from Vegas and I bet not one of these 40+ year old guys would argue with me on this.

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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biker90
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I had no symptoms except a slow stream that I thought was due to old age. However, I had PSA tests annually for 21 years before being dxed. This was started by my family doc when my dad died from PCa at age 81. (The old man gave me life and probably saved my life.)

Some people have said that PSA testing at a young age (40) would result in many more cancer diagnoses and cause many more treatments to be performed before they were really necessary. This, it is said, is because PCa is so slow growing and need not be treated at that early stage. They quote studies to back their claim.

IMHO this is a totally riduculous stand. Just look at the number of young guys here on this forum that have stage 3 or 4 cancer which, if not treated early, would have killed them. And think of all those still out there that don't know what's happening inside of themselves.

Get tested!! Got cancer?? Get rid of it!!

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


livinadream
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks to all the responses on this thread, it is obvious that there are no clear cut symptoms to PC, so I agree that men should get tested by age 40. I wish I had had my psa tested one year earlier, not sure it would have changed anything, but you never know. As it stands I am one of the under 50 stage 4 survivors, and plan to survive for many years to come. Lets keep spreading the word and bring this and all cancers to the forefront so they can be discussed.
Thanks to HW for providing this wonderful forum and to all the men and women that participate. Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

peace and love to all
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
 


smilingoldcoot
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   Posted 5/4/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
My symtems were probably like a lot of men.  Weak urine flow, frequent nite time going, urgency and ED that got progressively worse.  I had these symtems off and on for 12 years before cancer found.  As previously state I had 2 neg biopsies prior.  In looking back I should have insisted on a bio in 2004.  Numerous DRE failed to note a nodue until last week.  I believe we must make men more aware of what and when to do things.
 
Richard
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 Indicated possible lyphm node involvement
4/1/08 Prostascint Scan indicates no lyphm node involvement
UFPTI  3 day workup April 29th and 30th and May 1st.
Urologist feels nodule during Proton marker seed implant Stage T2A
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/15/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling


Piano
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   

PSA testing has probably saved my life. I had absolutely no symptoms. DRE showed nothing abnormal -- it was my doctor's suggestion that I have PSA tests as part of routine other blood tests.  The last test showed a rising PSA (5.7) -- he ordered a biopsy, which showed aggressive cancer (Gleason 4+5=9), and that led to RRP.

Even if you have to pay for the PSA test, $30 is a small price for peace of mind. If you start PSA tests in your 30's, you won't need them very often, and they will serve as a useful baseline for later tests.


Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health
Left hemi-colectomy April 2006 (colon cancer)
PSA 5.7, Gleason 4+5=9
RRP 7 March 2008, non nerve sparing
Histology showed clear margins and lymph nodes
Two nights in hospital
Catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
No erections (of course!)
Experimenting with VED and Bimix
 


VaFan
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
NO symtoms whatsoever. Just found with a blood test at checkup at 51. I actually told him to make sure they did it but the doc had already planned on it.
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11 - incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25
Cath out 4-22 dripping some
5-3 Still incontinence with sneezing or coughing but not too bad
Cialis 5 mg at night to start.Stopped Cialis after taking for 3 days as it caused rawness with bm. Will start back in a week or so to see how it goes
 


elofdahl
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
No symptoms whatsoever
Eddie
Age 55
PSA 6.7
Needle biopsy: T1c Gleason 3+4=7...2 of 10 cores
Non-Robotic laparoscopic RP on 3/4/2008
Specimen pathology: T2C organ confined with clear margins. GS lowered to 6!
100% urinary continence since cath removal on 3/11/2008
ED resolved with Levitra
4/18/2008  1st PSA undetectable
 


Paul1959
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Weaker urine stream, but i simply chalked this up to middle age. Some slight ED - viagra made things feel like I was 19 again. But, most of my friends complain of the same thing - even my family doctor who is three years younger than i am! again, chalked it up to advancing middle age and stress.

BTW - how does PCa create ED? Could someone explain the process?
Paul
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
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.
 
 


mvesr
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   

I had no symptoms and no family history either.  Take care

 

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
 


positivelife
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   Posted 5/4/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
No symptoms,no family history of any type of C, but perhaps slight ED (like friends of similar age) which I put down to stressful hectic life style.

BTW - how does PCa create ED? Could someone explain the process?
Paul

Good question. Would like to know the answer. Apparently the nerves that control erection are outside the prostate and has no link to the nerves inside the prostate?. (That is the reason why medics say that perineural invasion- inside prostate- per pathology report has no significance on recurrence of cancer after surgery ? )
Dx Age 48 Nov 07
PRE OP
Psa 4.5, Biopsy 2/8 cores positive Gleason 3+3
Wished had done enough research but was in muddy state of mind
Robotic surgery Jan 08
POST OP
Geason 3+3 ,10% both lobes, There is perineurial invasion
No extraprostatic spread seen , Seminal vesicles normal,Nerves spared
Cancer close to apex but margins clear T2c NXMX
Incontinence bad but in April 08- suddenly down to 1 pad
ED - started cialis once every 2 or 3 days from April but no improvement
1st post op Psa <.1 (May 08)


BillyMac
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   Posted 5/4/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Not much at all in the way of symptoms. I used to drink quite a bit of tea (about 8-9 cups) and some coffee (maybe 3-4) a day. When I stopped this any late night urinating virtually stopped. Looking back now I feel there may also have been a decrease in the quantity of semen but as this happened over a period, at the time it passed largely unnoticed. PSA tested yearly from about 57.................this blood test is provided free by the public health system in Australia...........negative DRE and with a final PSA of 3.9 (up from 2.9 over 2 years) both GP and urologist did not really push a biopsy, simply mentioning it in passing. I still do not know what made me take the biopsy path at that time. Turned out after biopsy and RPP I had a gleason 8 involving quite a bit of the prostate but located mainly at the front of the gland away from the rectum (I assume this is why nothing was felt on DRE). No family history of any sort of cancer..........go figure.
Bill
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable


Piano
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   Posted 5/4/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that PCa likes to hang out in nerves -- hence the very common perineural invasion inside the prostate. I can imagine that if it escapes from the prostate capsule, it would also take a liking to the erection controlling nerves attached to the prostate. Then, it could cause ED.
 
But this would be for escaped cancers. For early stage cancer confined to the prostate, it seems to me there should be no extra ED due to the PCa.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health
Left hemi-colectomy April 2006 (colon cancer)
PSA 5.7, Gleason 4+5=9
RRP 7 March 2008, non nerve sparing
Histology showed clear margins and lymph nodes
Two nights in hospital
Catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
No erections (of course!)
Experimenting with VED and Bimix
 


James C.
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   Posted 5/4/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I had had BPE and difficulty urinating for years, gradually getting worse.  ED problems started about 6 months before.  Doc and wife speculates that was from the 110 gm prostate and the stretching of the nerves as it gradually enlarged.  Other than that, there were no physical symptoms.  I don't think there is any for early detected, still intact cancer.  Like others I wonder what or how any cancer would affect ED before hand, especially early stage.  I know I wasn't as educated or interested in my health in that area til after the fact, even writing off the progessing ED problems as age and blood pressure caused. 
 
James C.

PianoMan
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   Posted 5/4/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dale:  No symptoms for me either -- at least they weren't significant according to my urologist.  One thing I remember was having a funny feeling once-in-a-while after a B.M., where I'd stand up and it felt like ejaculate was coming out.  This happened on rare occasions over the previous 10 years or so.  "Normal," said my Uro.  Then, one night about two years prior to my Dx, I'd consumed a bit too much vino and woke up on my couch (a leather couch, thank God) with wet pants.  This had never happened before and I had fallen asleep bombed many times before in my adult years with no bedwetting, leakage issues whatsoever.  I should have run to my doctor’s office that following day.

So, aside from what's mentioned above, I was asymptomatic prior to my first PSA test and diagnosis.  Great flow, no ED issues etc.

Good luck with your research.  I think they should start doing these PSA tests on guys in their 30s!  They encourage all kinds of diagnostics for people but seem to postpone the PSA till 50 and older.  It's ridiculous.

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08

Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08 


livinadream
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   Posted 5/4/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
This is amazing how many men had no symptoms prior to diagnosis. That goes to show the importance of early testing. I pray that this thread is a sign to all to keep reaching out and keep speaking out so this silent killer can be contained. We have been chosen to be the messengers, and we can do it. Thanks thus far for all the responses.

peace to you
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
 


anglophile
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   Posted 5/4/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had BPH (enlarged prostate) for more than a decade. I had been on Flomax for at least five years. As a result of that, I a weak urine stream. My PSA jumped back and forth but was never higher than 5.5 until the last one was 6.5. I had a biopsy about five years ago and it came back negative. I was expecting the one in January to be negative as well but was shocked when it came back positive. My father had prostate cancer.
Age 59 - diagnosed in Jan. 08 after biopsy
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy 4/25/08 - both nerves spared
Catheter removed 4/25
Prostate Pathology:
Gleason Grade 6 (3+3)
Apex: neg
Base: positive (tumor present at right and left base)
Peripheral Margins: neg
Foci of tumor present on both sides of prostate glands.
No extra postatic extension seen
No tumor seen in right or left vas deferens
No tumor seen in right or left seminal vessels
Based on specimen this tumor corresponds to a AJCC/pTMN stage II
High-grade HGPIN present
Continence: 1 pad night, 2 during day

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