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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past couple of weeks I have been undergoing several tests and today I got the results.  I have lung cancer.  Next week we start the staging phase followed by a prognosis and a treatment plan.
After scanning several lung cancer formus, nothing comes close to what we have here on HW.  I hope you will let me hang out here.  I will NOT post any lung cancer updates here.  Instead, I will put updates on my blog at "Jim's Space".  The link is listed below in my signature.
You are all my family.  Where would we be without each other...

Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Start chemo in September 08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Post Edited (biker90) : 8/27/2008 9:57:43 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim I am so so sorry to hear that. If at all possible I wish you would email me so we could talk. Please know I care.

peace and love
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 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   

I hate to hear that.
You mean alot to us here - we need you - you do know that.
Know that we'll keep you & your dear wife close.


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
You amaze me with your strength! You always have! I just visited your "Jim's Space" page. I don't know how I have missed that link all this time, but what a treasure. Your family is beautiful and you and ML are about as cute as can be.
My heart aches for you and your family. Please keep us posted and let me know if there is anything we can do. I will be praying hard for your next tests and will stay hopeful that you will recover well from whatever treatment plan is in your future. Prostate cancer may have brought us all together, but don't think lung cancer is going to separate you from your family here at HW. God bless!
Father's 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!

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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear that, Jim. It never ends, does it

We're both in similar boats. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Doting, this may be a forum for prostate cancer, but it is also a forum for friends and you good man are a dear friend to all of us. Please try as hard as you can to stay positive. I am a firm believer that good mental and spiritual health aides the body in fending off the enemy.

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 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   


You are in our prayers. "God gives us strength through weakness" When we are at our weakest Gods grace fills us with His strength. May His strength fill you and lift all of your burdens. We are all here together as friends and family.

Love you, man.


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"

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   Posted 5/30/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Jim,

I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear this news.  I take a pill to take care of my blood pressure.  Why, oh why can't there be one for cancer?  I ask you to stay here with us.  You are a great guy and we need you. 

My Very Best to You and Your Lovely Bride,


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   


Will keep you in my prayers.


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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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Jim,
I am sorry to hear this but I know that you are a strong and positive person that will beat this just like you have with the PCa. You have been an inspiration to me and my journey. i wish you all the best. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you.
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
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Jim,
Sending you much love, prayers, hope and strength across the miles from CJ and myself. You mean so much to us - remember the Jim for President posts? Your words mean so much to everyone here. You and Marylu are in our prayers today, and always. Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   
Fortunate to have three (3) "undetectable" PSAs since surgery 1 yr ago.  June 2007: PSA 0.01; Oct 2007:PSA 0.02; April 2008:PSA 0.02.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jim:  What a shock.  You are a very strong individual and I know you will get through this just like the PCa.  A boatload of prayers and best wishes to you, from all of us here.

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 

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   

This is not news any of us were expecting to hear for sure, just know you are in my prayers and while it's yet another bump in the road I know from all your posts and help you have gave everyone here you will stay positive and beat this also. Keep the faith.

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.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   

So sorry to hear this latest news. Count us in the group of supporters who are praying for you and pulling for you. Please keep us posted.

I visited your blog and oh my you and your wife are a great couple; lovely family; lovely home; lovely bike . . just great . . .all of it.

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May 2008.  WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Jim,

I am so sorry to hear this, I know you must feel devastated I am sorry and please know you will be in my prayers. Have the doctors said if it is spread from the prostate cancer or if its a primary cancer? My mom had lung cancer 2 years ago and the one suggestion I have for you is if you opt for radiation make sure you ask how much tissue that does not have cancer will be affected by the radiation. My mom did okay with chemo for quite a while but when they did radiation on her they went to far. I am not trying to scare you but it is important that they only radiate the cancer. Just like with prostate cancer lung cancer comes in lots of different grades I am sure you have already read up on this. Please know if I can help you in any way I am just an e-mail away and I will gladly share with you any information I learned going thru this with my mom.


God Bless You and your Family

Warmest wishes


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3
04/28/08 PSA 0.6

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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Biker Jim & MaryLu,


Keep on defying the odds…

The world is filled with what was once considered impossible.


Your words are more powerful than ever...

          "Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

We will stay close to you on Jim's Space

Hugs from Lee & Buddy


Picture taken in Seattle ~ *Our Biker & Miss MaryLu  September 2007

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/31/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim you are also welcome to post here, with your friends.

I am heartbroken. Simply to tears. You are my friend and you are a great friend. There is always Hope. I hold it out for you at the very highest levels.

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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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   Posted 5/31/2008 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear that you will have to fight another battle with the devil we call cancer. You where doing so well with your prostate issue and now this....I can't believe it.
Please stay with us here at this forum and let us know if we can help in any way. We care about you, no matter what the issue might be.
I know that you will fight this latest problem and win.

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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   Posted 5/31/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Biker, I'm sorry also to hear your news. Your prostate recovery has gone so well. Seems like it might be another primary -- let's hope so anyway.
I'm a survivor from colon cancer and PCa, both primaries -- so it can be done. Hang in there buddy.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 5/31/2008 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   


We love you man> You can beat this monster. You are my Hero and have been for a very long time. You and MaryLu are wonderful people, why dose this `evil always hit the very best of all of us? Be tough Biker Jim, you and your loving wife will always be in my prayers,

Your Good Friend,


55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 years depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06. Fighting to stay upbeat daily, I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive!!!

Tim G
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   Posted 5/31/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim--I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. You are in my prayers.  Take care and hang in there...Tim 
Age 59  PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to prostate (1 pea-sized area) 
T2a  Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA's < 0.1  

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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Ahhhh!!  So many friends.

Courageous men and beautiful ladies

Such a lucky guy am I

Thank you – all of you…



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."

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim,I am sorry to hear this terrible news. I have learned much from your posts. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you on your latest challenge

46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix

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   Posted 5/31/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Biker - how sorry we are to hear this news. We'll all be here as your "survival team."
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08

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   Posted 5/31/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Jim, I'm sure his comes as quite a blow; but as you said, and as you can see, you have a great family of support here.  My church and I will be praying for you.

Grace & peace.


Age - 44
Biopsy - 3-31-08
Gleason 3+3  PSA 4.95
Radical Perineal Prostatectomy - 5-07-08 at the Medical University of South Carolina - Dr. Thomas Keane
Pathology - 40% of prostate was cancerous

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