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Worried Daughter in law
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/23/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this and I am not sure what I should be asking.
My Father in law was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 2006 but he seemed to be doing okay until this January when it seemed like everything went spinning out of control. He started having blood in his urine and they thought it was a bladder infection until they did more tests and found that the tumor on his prostate was growing and pushing into his bladder. He had a procedure done where they went up to his prostate and removed what they could of the tumor to stop the pressure on his bladder. He then found out that he had yet another tumor in his bladder so the put Nafrostomy tubes into both kidney to bypass the bladder. Has anyone else has these tubes?  Since he has had those tubes put in he has had several urinary tract infection and one so serious that it went to his blood and he was hospitalized with a serious blood infection. He had a MRI and they found more tumor....a large one on his lower spine and another on this left hip, he has just finished radiation on those spots and tomorrow he is starting Chemo.
Please is anyone has any information that they can pass on I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
Worried Daughter in law sad

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 9/24/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the site and sorry you have to be here…


My boss went through two rounds of breast cancer. It then spread to a tumor on her spine and several other spots including a kidney.


Have a feeling your father in law will be in for the long hall. Hopefully he’ll have a long period of remission after chemo. Only time will tell.

Age 53   - 5'11'   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 07 & Jan 08 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 9/24/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear your/his story. I'm guessing that he took the Wait and Watch approach, as you don't mention any treatment from 2006 diagnosis and now?

Welcome to HW, by the way...
James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
7/31/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 9/24/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Worried,
My husband has had nephrostomy tubes for about 6 months. It is very important to watch the bags for any sign of infection We check the appearance of the urine every time he empties them. If there is any 'gunk' or discoloration, we notify the doctor at once. We also watch for blockage--which has happened twice and the urine comes out his back--and he has had the tubes replaced twice. He has had a few UTIs so it is just important to keep an eye on them.
Good luck,
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

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