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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 1/24/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Just an update.  Completed bonescan and CT and both are negative. I decided on radiation. Next is consult on gold markers on 6 Feb, they will be inserted shortly after. Radiation to begin two weeks after markers are inserted. Thanks to everyone on their previous input. Its greatly appreciated
age 56
di. 31 Dec 08
t1c, gleason score 3+3
psa 4.6

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/24/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi TS,
You are most welcome. Congrats and deciding where you go next. These are tough decisions, but making them is a necessary part of the trip. It's good news that your tests came back the way we hoped. Good luck and keep us posted. BTW, I did well in my IMRT radiation. I had a little fatigue at the end which was nothing really. I had no other issues to speak of.


Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 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 (January 13, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  

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Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25381
   Posted 1/24/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Making your treatment decision is an important step in the process of ridding yourself of PC. It's the only way to get on the road to eradication and recovery. Just remember, huge medical decisions are like getting married, its better to turn around and leave the church on your wedding day, then to marry the wrong person. Good luck to you.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8. Stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. Emergency room put in Catheter # day 45, 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, 1/19/9 -out
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grams, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 1/24/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Very good news on the negative scans. I know you are looking forward to the comencement of treatment. Please let us know as you go along.

Good luck. Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07
Persistance of PSA
IMRT 11/07-01/08
Emerg, cysto obstructed bladder 01/08
Persistance of PSA
08/08 learned Dr. left significant amount of prostate
12/08 saturation biopsy 36 cores 24 having normal prostate tissue
12/08 referred whole to med malprac attorney

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