Walkin psa testing is being done at some places, example in Michigan

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zufus
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Crittenton Hospital (Rochester, Michigan)offers to the general public (non-patients, non-referred) walk-ins a PSA test weekdays and partial hours on Saturdays. Cost is $15 they mail you and your doctor (you supply an address if they don't have him in their database) a copy within about 4-5 days is yours. This way a patient can monitor asap, which for some people or reasons can be valuable information. Perhaps check with www.ustoo.org a national support group to see if they have information as to locations and ways to get either free or low priced PSA testings, they should have something on it.
More facilities should offer such, docs appointments can be spread out and long intervals, etc. If someone is taking a new drug therapy it is important to monitor and see what is happening atleast to the PSA.
 
Terry Herbert did a psa study-test once, that was daily for one month and charted and compared psa  numbers, it was not consistent as much as we would have thought, variances are common. This also shows why psa velocity and longer time frame history is the way to monitor such, in consecutive time intervals.
 


 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd like to add to this.

Many of you know I have been working in advocacy groups and events. One such event was the Baseball Winter Meetings here in Las Vegas. I have been fortunate to work with ZERO ~ The Procject to end Postate Cancer and also Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure. Both organizations teamed up for the baseball event and we were able to test 105 former players, managers, staff of several teams both major and minor league. Coming to a baseball park near you this year, there will be free testing provided by Ed and ZERO. Our target dates are for Fathers Day, but it will vary. I am awaiting the phone numbers for many baseball executives, so that I can do my part to help Ed, a NY broadcaster and now dear friend. So when you see these events...LOL, I helped get it there, and more importantly, take a frind or family member to the ball park for a hot dog, a beer, some baseball, and a PSA test.

Tony
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  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


divo
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, That is just great. You are really using your life in a very positive way! Ill tell my sons to watch for it in Boston and Atlanta! Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Forging ahead to health!


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
They did a large, free walkin PSA and dre screening here in Greenville, SC, I believe it was December of last year. All men were welcome over age 40, but they were specifically targeting African-American men, due to their statisically higher risk factors. I like to see stuff like this all over the country. What you don't know, can hurt you.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/26/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank you Di,
When Ed releases the dates I will link it here.  He is doing the big time work...

Tony

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