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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/2/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   

I am hoping somone could help my uncle with some advice. I am posting this for him.

In 2006 medical diagnosis showed that my uncle was in the early stages of prostate cancer and after various tests the consultants decided that radiation treatment was the most appropriate way of dealing with it. This had an unfortunate outcome in that it led to constant bleeding for a number of months. He subsequently underwent sessions of laser treatment to fix this and gradually the bleeding became less frequent and less problematic.


Later in 2007 tests showed that he was suffering from arrhythmia and I was told that this could lead to stroke if it was not treated. Warfarin was prescribed to thin the blood but unfortunately this in due course caused the bleeding to resume. He was taken off the warfarin temporarily and a short time later suffered a mild stroke (luckily without  damage). He was put back on the warfarin again and alas the bleeding recommenced and continuues daily. Problem is he is now told that he must stay on the warfarin if he is to avoid having another and possibly more serious stroke. This seems to present the medics with a real dilemma  because the warfarin is clearly aggravating the earlier bowel damage caused by the radiation and they simply have no answers. He is constantly losing blood which leaves him feeling weak and debilitated with little or no appetite for food.


Needless to say he is desperately looking for some kind of solution to his present predicament and wonders if there are other people out there who have gone through similar experiences and who may be able to point him in a particular direction. Needless to say he would be more grateful than any words of mine could express if he can find some way forward be it through conventional or alternative medicine.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
We are so sorry to hear of your Uncle's diagnosis. Your post doesnt state your Uncle's age or current medical condition before treatment. I would suggest you call THE CITY OF HOPE in Duarte, CA. They are amazing people and highly skilled. All they treat is cancer and this is a teaching hospital which automatically means you will get a higher level of care, the standards are much higher. Wish we could give you more. We truly sympathize. You wont be sorry for calling them. Dr. Mark Kawachi is THE BEST and can definitley point you in the proper direction. They have on staff alot of specialists. Please give them a call and dont give up. 1-626-256-HOPE. Good Luck and keep us posted! God Bless! .................. Dirt

Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry,
I am having one of my late night up today.  I have been so graced by great news, but my dog just woke us up with...well too much upset stomach.  LOL.
I don't know how I missed your post, but my heart is bleeding for your uncle!  I don't know the answer.  But he needs to be at the best centers.   And he needs to keep a positive mind set.  You don't say his PCa numbers ~ age, PSA, Gleason, Stage...But if you did we may be able to help.  His other issues  may be outside our scope, but we sure will try to help!
Age 46 (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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
You can visit my Journey at:

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