In another thread RadRecovery said...
I found this sight yesterday and have also been exploring. I had Radical Surgery in April of 2006.
The decision process for treatment can be daunting. I think this sight will be helpful from what I've seeen thus far. My Gleason score was at 7 and I was told the cancer was aggressive.
Whatever your decision , I wish you the best. It is an tough individual choice,but one that must be made. So we are the newbies as this is my first post.
I don't have all the specs. of tests available to me right now but will post them later.
Stay positive. This may sound strange but in some ways my life/attitude has actually improved !
Radical Prostate Surgery 4/11/2006
Clinical trial participant.
Mixantrone Chemotherapy, Hormone Deprivation Therapy
Goserelin implants w/ Casodex
Viet-Vet, Agent Orange
Current PSA .03
And welcome to a great site. You are already well educated on your disease, but you will still find Love and support here. Sorry you have to be here, but we sure are glad to have you along. I too am a G7. And I too have had additional adjuvant therapies (sans the chemo so far). I agree with you assessment. I have said it before. If I survive this cancer, I will be glad I have had it. Little things are so much more appreciated. Below is link to my one year update. I also have my motto in the last line of my signature. I live by it. Talk to you soon and welcome abourd.
One year update:
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:
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