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mmllr
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Went to the doc today and he said 95% if biopsy was cancer and his bone scan was good. He gave him several options and he will be going with the hormone and low dose radiation 6-8weeks. We felt good with what the doctor said and he will be seeing the radiologist next wed. My father didn't want a cecond opinion he felt very comfortable with what he had to say. So I guess we'll see what happens.
 
He said it looked like the cancer was just outside the prostate but still in the capsule.

BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
The doc's news sounds promising and it is always good to have a plan of action. Good luck with the treatment and keep us posted here. Ask away regarding any questions you may have for there are many here who have been through the same treatments as your father is about to start.
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 <0.001 undetectable
PSA August 08 <.001 undetectable


Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the human race.
H.G.Wells


KC9AOP
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 8/26/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My father had very similar prognosis and he did very well with brachytherapy. I'm hopeful that you father will respond well. Good luck with the treatment and please do keep us posted on his progress.


Jim
I am age 47 - Father, Paternal Uncle and Maternal Grandfather had/have Prostate Cancer.
Father 74 years old, PSA = 10.6 Gleason = 5 + 5 = 10 (very aggressive) and high involvement in all cores. Seed therapy is the only option. Father died cancer free.
06/04/08 - At physical DRE normal, PSA test returns 4.4
06/20/08 - First Urologist visit. DRE and ultrasound finds nothing conclusive. Doctor says biopsy is the only safe way to go. Prostate volume is 40 grams.
07/11/08 - PSA test returns 4.1. Scheduled the Stereotactic Transperineal Prostate Biopsy for 7/21
07/21/08 - Had the biopsy.  Not so bad but sore on day 2. Back to work tomorrow
07/23/08 - Pathology comes back NO CANCER DETECTED!
08/01/08 - Urologist calls and says High Grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia ("PIN") was found in my biopsy (read pre-cancerous leisions)

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