Could be the start of something big for prostate cancer treatment, lends hope

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Pelahatchie
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 6/3/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Age 45 at DX
 
DX 8/05 Gleason 5, Mayo clinic Second Opinion Gleason 6, PSA 2.8
 
Da Vinci surgery Dr. Dasari, Centennial Nashville 9/24/05
 
Pathology Report Gleason 6, 15 % on left side only very near to the edge of capsule, too close to call on margins, doc's said to watch it very closely, final decision T2A
 
PSA's have basically ranged from <.04 to .05 for two years.
 
no E.D. and no Incontinence, feel very blessed
 
PSA Nov 07 = .06
 
PSA Dec 10th 07 =.07
 
PSA Jan 4th 2008= .1
 
Started Guided IMRT on January 7th, 2008 to treat prostate bed and lymph nodes, completed on March 6th, 2008
 
PSA April 18th 2008 =.03


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 6/3/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Pelahatchie,

Thank you. This looks great. I will talk with my oncologies on Thursday. The guy in the story sounds like me. Scary.

Peace and love, brother

Walt


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"


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/3/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!!! Thanks for sharing this story! It definitely gives hope!
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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smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/3/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Pelahatchie
 
Thanks,  I added it to my list of articles about prostate cancer on my website. 
 
Richard yeah tongue yeah
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/16/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/3/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am one of those praying that this is going to be very successful...

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 (May 9 '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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Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 6/3/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
This drug looks very promising.  There is some good research going on and holds out hope for the future demise of prostate cancer.  I am confident that a vaccine can be developed, so that prostate cancer is stopped before it starts. 
 
Seattle, my neck of the global woods,has a bunch of cancer researchers, including one prominent researcher mentioned in this
article, Dr Tia Higano at the University of Washington.
 
Thanks for posting this.  I  appreciate forum members alerting us to prostate cancer articles like this as they appear.    

livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/3/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW, I to like Tony will be watching this one close. I realize that my condition being a Gleason 9 and metastasis that I will be looking for something some day. THanks so much for sharing and taking the time to research.

peace and joy
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
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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