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livinadream
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be heading back to The Cancer Treatment Center of America Sunday for three days of testing and blood work. The last time I was there I met a friend that had similar cancer to mine, he is 45 and his cancer is spreading rapidly and his wife says he is loosing hope. Please offer him up in your prayers, and I will keep the forum updated as to my results. You guys are awesome, I look forward to my daily postings.
 
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
 


myman
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Dale,
Hoping for good results with your tests and you can be sure you'll be in our thoughts.

I'm sorry for your friend - let him know there will be a number of people who are hoping for him.

Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07

Link to journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


dkob131
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
livin:  Which center do you go to ?  I recently went down to the Tulsa clininc and was really impressed, they were great people.
 
My prayers are with you.
 
Dave
 54 y.o.
 Diagnosed 4/10/08
 DRE Normal
 PSA-4.1
 Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
 Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
 Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
 MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node   involvement.
 Now trying to decide on treatment choice.


livinadream
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Dave, I go to Zion IL and it to is an impressive facility. I am involved in their Cancer Fighter program, as well as my own livin a dream ministry.My last psa was 0.1, and I am hoping it stays there, I figure I already have it in the lymph nodes so anywere else it goes would be bad.
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
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 5/19/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your friend. We will keep him in our prayers. Good luck with the tests and keep us posted! God Bless!!
DX July 15, 2007. PSA 5.5
Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


norskie
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   Posted 5/20/2008 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's hoping for continued good sucess with your treatments, both you and your friend will both be in my prayers.

Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


DanielleS
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   Posted 5/20/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
The testing is always a stressful time - we're waiting and praying for a good result right along with you.  Please give our best to your friend. 

livinadream
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   Posted 5/20/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
This forum is awesome. I am going to call my friend tonight to let him know how many people actually do care. Being a cancer patient and caregiver can be a lonely battle at times, it is always comforting to come here and share thoughts, dreams, and emotions.

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
 


kw
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Total Posts : 883
   Posted 5/20/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave, Norman, Oklahoma here. Are you anywhere near? Good Luck
KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
 
     


livinadream
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   Posted 5/21/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in TN, and I will be going to the hospital in Zion IL.
Thanks to all for the support. Being a gleason 9, it gets a bit anxious having these psa test. Well I suppose it does no matter what stage your cancer is.
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
 


James C.
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   Posted 5/22/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck and drive carefully this Holiday weekend.....

Post Edited (James C.) : 5/22/2008 4:49:29 PM (GMT-6)


livinadream
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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am leaving at 6:00am in the morning I will keep you guys posted as to how things go. Thanks for caring.

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
 


BillyMac
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   Posted 5/24/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck and success with your upcoming tests. Let your friend know there are people worldwide who have him in their thoughts and are pulling for him.
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
PSA April 08 <0.1 undetectable


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/25/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dale!!!

Your friend has my prayers as you do and your family, my friend.  Good luck this week at the center.  I'll be waiting your posts on the very hopeful great results.  You know my favorite line ~ Stay Positive!

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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Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 5/26/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dale,

Your friend is lucky to have met a dynamic person like yourself.  My prayers are with him this Holiday Weekend.  I hope your family is able to travel with you for this long trip.  Check out the contruction work on the expressways.  Two seasons in Chicago Winter and Road Construction. All the best on your results...

God Bless

Frank

 

 


Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old 
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days  normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days 
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo.  Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.
 

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