who all has lymph node involvement

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livinadream
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   Posted 5/5/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am trying to find who all has lymph node involvement or other areas of metastasis. I know no one wants to have it, but some of us do.
 
peace and love
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
 


goody5
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
My Uncle does have one pelvic node that we know of.
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
 
 


DanielleS
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   Posted 5/6/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband's CT showed enlarged lymph nodes - have received differing opinions as to extent of lymph node involvement but assumed due to high PSA and Gleason. Negative bone scan. Had radiation to abdomen, pelvis and prostate. Only current treatment is Lupron.

myman
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   Posted 5/6/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband was determined to have metastisized pc once his first post surgery PSA came back at 11.8.  Since it takes millions of cancer cells to actually show when it had grown enough it was found in the distant lymph nodes - out of the prostate bed.  Bone scans have been negative.  He is on 3 month Lupron shots.  


livinadream
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   Posted 5/6/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks to all for sharing. Not that I want any one to have lymph node involvement. This is an awesome format to share.
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
 


hopemylove
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   Posted 5/7/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband has bone mets--pelvis and ribs. Currently on Lupron. I recently read that the CT Scan only picks up 15-30% of mets to lymph nodes. This does not seem like a very good indicator. Larry (my husband) is in a lot of pain throughout the pelvic area and has blood in his urine almost daily. The Uroligist says this is only because of the size of his primary tumor and the blockage to his right kidney. Is this common?

Karen sad


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
 
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 5/7/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen
Sorry to hear about your husband diagnosis, I pray that the two of you are searching for the blessings amidst the chaos. Please keep us posted as to how he is doing.

Peace and love
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
 


dutchy
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has lymph node involvement and several areas of bone metastasis. Dutchy
Dutchy's husband
Diagnosis: 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)

Treatment: 3 monthly Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV). Added daily Casodex (50 mg) in September 2007.

25/6: PSA 407
20/8: PSA 3,7
29/9: PSA 0.7
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/12: PSA < 0.003
15/3: PSA <0.003


livinadream
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh Dutchy I am sorry to hear about your husband. How is he responding to the treatments?
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
 


jmae_ca
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband had to have his lymph nodes removed as well as his prostate & is currently on Lupron (shots every 4 months). He goes for his 1st PSA test since his operation this month.
Husband's info:
Diag Jan 23 08
Age 61, 6' 235 lbs
PSA 54
Original Gleason 8
Radical prostatectomey & lymphadectomy Feb 11 08
Post Surgery Gleason 9
post op catheter 4 weeks
begin 90 days of Bicalutamide tablets (50 mg) & apo-tamox citra(10 mg)
3 Lupron injections start Apr 30, 1 every 4 mnths


livinadream
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   Posted 5/8/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
jmae_ca
Sorry to hear about your husbands cancer. I pray that he will be ok and both of you will find blessings in this somehow. God has a way of making something out of chaos.
Was the lymph node disection positive or negative?

peace and love
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
 


dutchy
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Total Posts : 75
   Posted 5/10/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for asking Dale. My husband was doing very well, and his last PSA was invisible. 
 
about two months ago he started having pains which were thought to be caused by a broken rib. But he has now also considerable pain in his stomach area. According to the hospital, he has lymph nodes on his liver which caused his liver to swell, which in turned could cause stomach pains. I'm not sure how correct this is. According to his latest CTscan in the USA (January 2008) his liver was clean, there was only some fatty liver tissue and his PSA has been consistently invisible.
 
Am still awaiting the reports of the X-ray, CT scan, endoscopy and PSA-test. We're not sure what's going on. But it is clear that my husband is in considerable pain because he's taking painkillers in the hospital and even asked for an increase in the dosage (he hates taking painkillers). Dutchy
 
 
 
 
Dutchy's husband
Diagnosis: 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)

Treatment: 3 monthly Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV). Added daily Casodex (50 mg) in September 2007.

25/6: PSA 407
20/8: PSA 3,7
29/9: PSA 0.7
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/12: PSA < 0.003
15/3: PSA <0.003


livinadream
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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for writing back Dutchy. please keep us posted as to how your husband is doing. The unknown in this battle can drive a person crazy. I to have rib and pelvic pains that to date are unexplained. I do go back to the hospital in two weeks and hopefully we can get some answers.
stay in touch as I will do the same. Email me sometimes and we can chat further. I think my email is included in my profile.

peace love and grace
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
 

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