Free PSA Testing at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting today and through Thursday, Major and Minor League Baseball are holding the annual Winter Meetings here in Las Vegas.  This event is in all the sports pages and one of the biggest events in Baseball outside of the games themselves.  A couple months ago I was contacted by Ed Randall, who is a New York sports talk show host, sportscaster, and a New York Yankees historian.  Ed is a prostate cancer survivor as well.  And through his foundation ~ Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure ~ and also through ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, there will be free PSA tests givin' to any man in the trade show that is interested.  Ed contacted me through The New Prostate Cancer InfoLink and another gentleman who I am in contact with ~ Skip Lockwood, the CEO for ZERO.  Together we have gathered a group of volunteers to encourage the testing and helping with the paperwork.  Since I am a baseball fan, I was delighted to help.  I look forward to meeting Ed, Skip, some ballplayers, too.  But mostly, with the grace of God, if we will hopefully help just even one man with this event ~ it will be a success.  The testing days are tomorrow and Wednesday 9am to 5pm.  The testing will be performed at the Las Vegas Convention Center...LOL...if you're in Vegas, come on down, if not you will be able to read about the effort.
 
Click Here for Ed's announcement!  I didn't have to ask too hard to get Us Too into the event, most of the guys are baseball fans...lol.  Ed and Skip did the rest!  It should make for a fun day!
 
Ed Randall's Bat For The Cure was founded in 2002 after the charity’s founder, Ed Randall, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After treatment at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York , Ed's cancer went into, and remains, in remission. Ed Randall is the host of Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball on XM Radio Channel 175 weekends from 9 AM-12 Noon Eastern Time. Randall is also a reporting for MLB Radio and hosts Talking Baseball on WFAN Radio in New York during the season. He’s also the author of several publications including the book Tales from the Yankee Dugout.
 
I'll have pictures from the event on my blog later this week! scool
 
I want to thank Prostate Cancer International for their efforts with The New Prostate Cancer InfoLink.  Their network hooked me up with this project.  I thank Arnon, Angela and Mike at TNPCIL for their work in PCa awareness. 
 
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!
 
 

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 12/12/2008 12:35:18 AM (GMT-7)


War-eagle
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Total Posts : 219
   Posted 12/8/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Great work, Tony!

You are always ahead of the curve when it comes to spreading the word. I'm glad they are doing the testing at the Convention Center and not at the casino's. I would'nt won't want to get a DRE at the craps table.......hold on, I always get a DRE at the craps table. 

Talk soon brother.

War Eagle,

Walt


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
PSA 12.98 6/5/2008 round five chemo
PSA 13.63 6/26/2008 round six chemo
PSA 10.46 7/17/2008 no chemo
PSA 4.56 8/28/2008 no chemo, Zometa and 6 month Eligard shot
PSA 9.25 12/1/2008 start clinical trial
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/8/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Walt, nono
I don't think I can name a good place for a DRE ~ at least at a craps table you are at a place that sounds like a good place for a DRE... smhair .

Yikes!!! 

We are only doing PSA tests at the Winter Meetings.  No easy way to violate somebody at a baseball event!

Tony



Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/9/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Well day one was a home run.
At the Baseball Winter Meetings today ~ I met many major leaguers, talked about prostate cancer, Met GM's for many ball clubs (convinced some to get tested), and we tested people for prostate cancer. I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post pictures on my website, but it was a fun day.

Ballplayers I met on day 1:
Robin Yount
Rob Deer
Cory Snyder
Greg Olsen
George Brett (Seen but not met, but his group is sending him over to see me tomorrow for a photo for my site)
Dusty Baker

Ed Randall is simply a gentleman and he is very respected among the ballplayers. Skip Lockwood, too. The ZERO blood mobile served up 46 PSA tests today. Skip and I looked at each other and both of us knew ~ We likely got a few that needed it. It was such a great thing to be a part of this event. I grew up a baseball fan. I am not as star struck as I used to be, but it was fun to have a serious conversation with a player I watched while I was growing up. I'll update the interested here tomorrow. I understand that my all time favorite player is there ~ Nolan Ryan.
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!
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3208
   Posted 12/12/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
hey brother. Sounds like you are having a great time. I lost it when I got home tonight. Wierd huh. Peace out
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months

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