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RONALDE
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have recuring prostate cancer( psa, 0.16 0.23) after seven years (seeds, radiation). I had a Prostacint a couple of months ago that was positive. My urologist suggested Cyro. My Cyro surgeon told me a biopsy must be done to make sure it is local or no surgery can be done. Now, my radiation oncologist informs me that a biopsy should never be done to a prostate gland that had been previously seeded? I am now totally confused here. Help Please.

don826
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Ron,

I have done some research on Cryo as both a primary and salvage therapy. Just looking ahead in my own case. There is a very good website that has information for Cryo as salvage after radiation including BT. The website is as follows:

www.cryocarepca.org

I think you will find the information here up to date and informative. Good luck with your salvage and let us know how you are doing.

Don



Diagnosed 04/10/08
Age 58
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09
 
 

Post Edited (don826) : 12/16/2008 10:06:42 AM (GMT-7)


Ziggy9
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
RONALDE said...
I have recuring prostate cancer( psa, 0.16 0.23) after seven years (seeds, radiation). I had a Prostacint a couple of months ago that was positive. My urologist suggested Cyro. My Cyro surgeon told me a biopsy must be done to make sure it is local or no surgery can be done. Now, my radiation oncologist informs me that a biopsy should never be done to a prostate gland that had been previously seeded? I am now totally confused here. Help Please.


Ronalde where do you live? My urologist who is also the director of research here at the local university does much cryo, he would be one you may want to talk to. You can also contact him through his web site.

http://alprostate.com/default.aspx

 

http://alprostate.com/score.aspx

 


Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
3+3=6
Size: 34g
T-2-A
 
2/22/08
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
Psa:2.1
3+3=6
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
 
7/30/08
Psa: .32
 
11/10/08
Psa.62
 
April, 2009
Final Biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study 
 
 
 

Post Edited (realziggy) : 12/16/2008 9:45:58 AM (GMT-7)

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