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soxfans4life
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/13/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
There is no amount of thanks enough for all you guys for the continued support to Annie and me, what a great family! Wow these past few days have made us first thank God and then do a lot of rethinking. My followup protocol is the same, psas and recovery from urinary and OTHER issues! We made a fast and firm decion to have surgery when the biopsy results came back because with a family hx. like mine I always was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I had an excellent surgeon,who did not do the biopsy but is in the same urology group. I am going to talk to the surgeon and ask their policy on biopsy second opinions and in hindsight would strongly advise it in cases like mine. I really wish it was a universal protocol, and I feel that with one core positive even if focal, surgery would have been my choice after a second biopsy opinion.  We will be here and maybe can help some others on the way. thanks again, Rod
dx. 3-08  @ age 63. gleason 6 . 1 out of 12 cores positive. 4th biopsy in 8 years. previous 3 negative. followed closley due to family hx.grandfather, father and 2 uncles dx. with prostate cancer. dre negative, cat and bone scan negative. davinci scheduled for may 27, 2008. 2 daughters, retired hospital administration, air force family years ago.


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 6/13/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

sox fan,

Which Hospital did you choose if you dont mind me asking.

Thanks,

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.
 


soxfans4life
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/13/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. (Hard to be a sox fan when you live here!)
dx. 3-08  @ age 63. gleason 6 . 1 out of 12 cores positive. 4th biopsy in 8 years. previous 3 negative. followed closley due to family hx.grandfather, father and 2 uncles dx. with prostate cancer. dre negative, cat and bone scan negative. davinci scheduled for may 27, 2008. 2 daughters, retired hospital administration, air force family years ago.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/13/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, I have a house down the street that flies a Yankess flag and a Sox flag. I also am wondering how that marriage is doing.

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
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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