I have a consultation with "Dr. Partin" next week.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a surgery consultation with Dr. Partin at Johns Hopkins.  Yes he is the one.  Has anyone had him for surgery by chance and what did you think?

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   Posted 5/30/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
At our consultation he told me to go home and have radiation.
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of him, but not sure of his work. Please keep us posted as to how things go.

peace to you
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
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

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   Posted 5/30/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
He's one of the country's many leading Urological surgeons who prefers to do open over robotic assissted. Hope he's a good fit for you Chris.

Be Well, Swim

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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale, to add to what swimom said, Dr. Partin is the creator of the Partin tables.  That might be where you have heard the name.

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

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have surgery scheduled for June 4 with Dr. P.  Should have some feedback for you sometime after that.

Age: 46 (2008)
11/07:  DRE normal, PSA 9.44, Free PSA 6%
02/08:  12 core biopsy, right apex 1mm = 10%, right lateral mid 1mm = 10%, 3+3, 24cc gland
03/08:  Diagnosed, T1C, Gleason 3+3=6
06/08:  Open Rad. prostectomy Scheduled @ Johns Hopkins

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