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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. 
From my blog...(Note: I included the Who Get's PCa info too)
 

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

I talked about my prostate cancer friends today because this month is prostate cancer awareness month.  Since I am one of the stricken I believe I have a duty to bang the drum again.  I will add names every day to the memorial and survivor lists below.  Both, in their honor, and for you to know, too.  It may surprise you.  For those who receive automatic updates on my site entries, you will only receive update notices when I update my journal entries above.  So if you read every day you’ll see some new names added.  Here are some “fun” facts that I will grow every day, too:

 

·        1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer.

·        Every 19 minutes a man dies of prostate cancer.

·        In men whose cancer has escaped the prostate, like mine did, only 31% live 5 years. 

·        Prostate cancer is second leading killer in men behind lung cancer.

·        If you have a brother or a father with prostate cancer it is 100% more likely you will have it at some point in your life.

·        Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in America.

·        219,000 will be diagnosed this year in The United States alone.

·        Approximately 25% of diagnoses occur under the age of 65.

·        Prostate cancer often does not cause symptoms for many years.  By the time symptoms occur, the disease is usually well beyond the prostate.

·        Prostate cancer, when caught in the early stages is 98% curable

 

Who Gets Prostate Cancer by Age Group!

Remember, PSA testing isn't suggested until age 50. So there's lot's of guys walking around with it that don't know it. Because guys in their 40's are not regularly tested ~ thus a higher percentage of these guys have advanced disease becuase they were showing symptoms...Hmmm! These numbers are from the National Cancer Institute in 2001:

<40 = 394,
40-44 = 1,755,
45-49 = 9,490,
50-54 = 38,571,
55-59 = 90,530,
60-64 = 162,986,
65-69 = 257,893,
70-74 = 357,653,
75-79 = 376,996,
80-84 = 256,652,
85+ = 168,370

Total = 1,721,290 (as of 1-1-2001)

Hmmm. Lucky me!, I was 44 and advanced!

 

In Memory…

1.       Dan Fogelberg, 56 ; Frank Zappa, 54

2.       Bill Bixby, 58 ; Telly Savalas, 69

3.       Merv Griffin, 82 ; Jerry Orbach, 69

4.       Earl (Tiger’s Dad) Woods, 74 ; Johnny Ramone, 57

5.       Bobby Riggs, 77 ; Ric Masten 78

6.       Timothy Leary, 75 ;  Don Ameche, 85

7.       Francoise Mitterand, 79 ; Dick Sargent, 64

8.       Pierre Trudeau, 80 ; Tom McDermmot, 83

9.       To all men who have died of prostate cancer.

 

Survivors…

1.       Norman Swartzkopf

2.     Ken Griffey Sr.

3.       Arnold Palmer ;

4.     Joe Torre

5.       Rudy Giuliani

6.     Roger Moore

7.       Robert De Niro

8.     John Kerry

9.       Nelson Mandella

10    Stephen Stills

11.  Harry Belafonte

12.  Colin Powell

13.  Bob Dole

14.  Chuck Tanner

15.  Michael Milken

16.  Bishop Desmond Tutu

17.  Jerry Lewis

18.  Burt Lancaster (Deceased of other causes)

19.  Clark Howard

20.  Don Imus

 

 


 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 9/3/2009 8:45:46 PM (GMT-6)


SHU93
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW did not know that 'In men whose cancer has escaped the prostate, like mine, only 31% live 5 years.' I thought Survirorship was higher.

LIVESTRONG!!
Age 37
 
Diagnosed 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA: 9/2008


LV-TX
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I am wearing the blue wrist band to promote awareness this month and my wife is wearing a blue ribbon...anyone else?
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base)
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery scheduled Sept 18, 2008


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/3/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Great job LV-TX!
I have been wearing a blue wrist band ~ non-stop ~ for a year now. I have been asked about it a little over a couple dozen times. I also have the blue lapel pin ribbon but I don't wear it as much.

Tony
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, 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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


hopemylove
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   Posted 9/3/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Where do you get the blue wristband? I have wanted to put up a sign in the office at the school where I work--something like "Do you know what your PSA is?"--maybe this month would be a good month to do it.

Hope for all-- eyes Karen


Karen--New York
Husbands Info:
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279   DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
5/15/08--PSA 12
5/20/08--Tubes placed in kidneys (through back)
5/21/08--diagnosed Neuro Endocrine Prostate carcinoma
5/28-30/08--1st round Chemo
6/18-20/08--2nd round Chemo
7/2/08--blood clot--Coumadin started
7/10/08--Stop chemo--cancer not responding
7/20-24--hospitalized for some type of seizure
7/24--New chemo given-no response
8/20/08--Start Hospice
 
 
 


Jonar
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't forget Stephen Stills, operated on Jan. 3, 2008. I have not heard how he is progressing after surgery.
Age 55
Routine physical 9/18/07 showed PSA to be 13.5.
Diagnosed PCA 11/14/07. Biopsy 2 positive cores out of 12.
Gleason scale 4+3=7.
Da Vinci prostatectomy on 1/30/08.
Negative lymph nodes, negative margins, positive seminal vesicles.
Post op Gleason 4+4=8. Stage T3b.
Dry after 4 weeks.
First Post Op PSA at 4 weeks = 2.6.
Second Post Op PSA at 7 weeks= 2.1.
Started on Lupron 3/21/08
PSA on 6/19/08 = 0.1
Second Lupron injection on 6/19/08
Will begin IMRT in the fall.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/3/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen,
You can go to www.pcf.org, or www.flhw.org to get wrist bands. You can also click my email and leave an address and wait a couple days.

Jonar,
I am updating this daily in tribute to all of us here. Mr. Stills is on the list with many more...stay tuned!

Tony
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, 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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


hopemylove
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   Posted 9/4/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony,

Thanks for the response. I tried to e-mail you but hotmail won't let me!! I'll go to the sites you mentioned. Thanks for your help.

Karen eyes


Karen--New York
Husbands Info:
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279   DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
5/15/08--PSA 12
5/20/08--Tubes placed in kidneys (through back)
5/21/08--diagnosed Neuro Endocrine Prostate carcinoma
5/28-30/08--1st round Chemo
6/18-20/08--2nd round Chemo
7/2/08--blood clot--Coumadin started
7/10/08--Stop chemo--cancer not responding
7/20-24--hospitalized for some type of seizure
7/24--New chemo given-no response
8/20/08--Start Hospice
 
 
 


Bob & Wife
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   Posted 9/4/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have forwarded this information to all my love ones so they will be encouraged to get checked early and monitor it each year.  Thanks again, I didn't know.
 
Bob

Age 59 at diagnosis
PSA 1.7  Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B
1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear
Post op Gleason 7  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14  (11 Months)
12-07 Nodule felt -  biopsy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08  Nodule size increased.
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-15-08 Bone scan clean, nodule size increased. Biopsy scheduled for 5-22-08
5-30-08 Biopsy came back cancerous. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.
 
6-19-08 Starting Radiation, treatment facility two hours from home.
8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy and waiting for zero's. Next psa test 9-15-08


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/5/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Updated for September 5. 

Ric Masten was a poet laureatte and artist living in Carmel California ~ He was also a blogger at www.ric-masten.net Ric passed away after a ten year struggle with prostate cancer in June.  He was 78. 

 

Tony



Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/6/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I added Stephen Stills yesterday. I decided to research him a little. He was operated on in the Los Angeles area last year. I wouldn't be surprised he went to CoH since it is the top PC center in LA. One thing of note ~ All of the articles indicated he was to tour last Spring after he healed, but I can't find his tour schedule. Perhaps someone has seen him around? I hope he is well.

Each day this month I am adding some new names. Today's list includes Harry Belafante ~ an activist I don't always agree with, but a strong advocate against PCa. I applaud him loudly for it! I have no idea why the guys on the survivors list are not a bit louder. They have a duty to be, IMHO.

Tony
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, 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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


chris nz
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Total Posts : 33
   Posted 9/6/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Add my name to the list of people who show awareness of PCa, I always wear a blue ribbon lapel badge, sadly few people ask what it means, there again perhaps they know.
Dx Nov '03, age 61, 1 of 8 +, 3 + 3, PSA before biopsy 6.5.
after biopsy PSA went 10.5 and stayed there.
Tried a lot of the can't fail 'cures'. Found 'Prostasol' a version of PC Specs.
PSA dropped to less than 1.
Still tried other supplements but reverted back to 'P'. [ a herbal estrogen.] Had problems with Deep Vein Thrombosis, now on blood thinner
March '08, second biopsy, 3 of 10 + [10-50%], 3 + 4, PSA 1.0. T2A.
Bone scan didn't show much, bone density showed early osteo in places.
Had Brachytherapy Aug 23 08


Missyj
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Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/7/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   

I would like to raise awareness of this terrible condition as, particularly in the UK, there is a lot of ignorance surrounding it

My husband had his first ever PSA test following an acute urinary retention episode at the grand old age of 59! Had he been tested earlier, perhaps the cancer would have been caught before it had spread to his bones and soft tissue

I have told people this and they too were as ignorant as we were about the importance of keeping a check on PSA levels in men of a certain age.

Can anyone tell me how it is that in the UK, around 35,000 men are diagnosed each year and around 10,000 lose their life to it whereas in the US, around 230,000 are diagnosed and 30,000 eventually die from it? I know this still demonstrates a horrendous figure in the US but the disparity confounds me. Is it because screening is so much more rigourous or is treatment more aggressive do you think?

I would like to know because clearly, in the UK, we have a lot to learn from our friends in the US

Julia


Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA test November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA test February 7th - 1.1
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/7/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Julia,
I have sent a post to my friend Mike Scott ~ One of the founders of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition here in the US ~ Mike is a Brit also!  Yes ~ One of the founders of the biggest PCa political lobby in the US is British.  Go figure, especially after those numbers you just flashed.  I have asked him to help me reply your post.  The only thing I can figure is that PSA testing is not being done well in Britain's socialized health care system?  What a terrible thought.  But only 34k are diagnosed every year and 10k die ~ shocked  Wow!  Great Post, Julia!! 

Below is a web page on prostate cancer in the UK:

Prostate Cancer Facts in the UK

Very interesting!
 
Tony
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, 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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 9/7/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
This is one of the reasons I picked Sept for my Champions of Hope event. I will not advertise it here as I know that is against the rules, however I do want it known that I totally support cancer awareness especially in the spiritual and emotional needs that exist.
Thanks for the post Tony you are truly a great man and such an advocate to the cause.

peace and love
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/7/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Dale,
Send the info to me ~ I can post it at my websites...
You are doing great work yourself! Just a couple weeks for you to go! I can't wait to see the pics! The folks here need to look at your site!

Tony
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, 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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 9/7/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sending you an email right now
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


nemo57
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Total Posts : 43
   Posted 9/7/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have been wearing my blue wrist band since I found out I had prostate cancer. My family also wears the bands or pins. I belong to a few fishing websites and have written my story so they might get tested and stay healthy. We all need to spread the word to all.
New Jersey
Age 51
Psa 0.9
Biospy 1 core positive
Gleason 3+3-6
Surgery date Aug.11, 2008 at Monmouth Medicial Center
Robotic Surgery By Dr. Lanteri And Dr. Esposito
Both nerve bundles saved. Margins clear.
Gleason score stayed at 3+3-6. Cancer contained to prostate.
1-2 pads a day. No problems at night.
ED 25mg viagra at night. Usable erections 1 day after catheter was removed.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/8/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale,
The info will stay on my site until the event! Great job! Good luck "on the air" too.

Posts updated!

Tony
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 (May 9 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


hawkfan75
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   Posted 9/10/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I just want to bump this up.  Also, please read my posting on Washington State football officials using blue penalty flags this weekend.  Every little bit helps!

Age 57 at diagnosis (2006),  PSA 4.7 (up from 3.2 one year previous)
Biopsy November 8, 2006 1 of 10 cores positive 5% LEFT Side Gleason 3+3
Robotic surgery January 19, 2007
Post Surgery Pathology Stage T3a, Gleason 3+4, positive margins and capsular penetration RIGHT Side
Post Surgery PSA:  March 5, 2007:  0.01    5 month PSA  0.08
Adjuvant therapy began June 26, 2007 with Zoladex injection
Radiation began August 23, 2007, ended October 8
First post radiation PSA, December 18, 2007:  0;  March 2008 - still 0;  July 2008 - 0
 
 


Lungman
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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
This post deserves to be at the top, so here it goes. Get the word out, wear your blue bracelets, I do and get a couple of questions on a daily basis. If I can help one person all of my trials will have been for something.
Randy
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, 9 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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/20/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Bump!
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:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 9/20/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
The Champions of Hope event today in Jackson TN was great. We sure got the word out about cancer and its effects on peoples lives. Glad to keep this thread at the top where it deserves to be.

peace to all
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Dale,
You are a beautiful man! God Bless you. Congratulations on pulling it off. Do you know the attendance numbers?

Tony
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:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 9/21/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
total attendance in the rain was 225, how cool is that? I truly believe if it had not rained we would have doubled that. We had two TV stations, two magazines, local newspapers, and radio stations on site. The message of Hope in dealing with cancer was spread far and wide in West TN yesterday. We need more CHampion of Hope events everywhere. I will call and tell you more about it.
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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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