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Comdon
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I finished my 36 IMRT treatments. Everything went smoothly, No real troubles, a couple bouts of diaharrea resolved by Immodium. Now the hard part, hold my breath for six weeks. current PSA= .1   I am holding off on HT til evidence suggests the need.
Dr. says try not to think about this til then. Right! (Wife Too!)
DonK
Age 53 @ DX
start age 45, 8 yrs tracking PSA at .4-1.5 / DRE suspicious-lumpy left side/Biopsy @ 2001-neg, 2005-neg then in 2007- PSA 2.5/ Biopsy-4left pos, 4 right-neg/Gleason 4+4=8 /
Davinci RP June 17, 2007@ Henry Ford, Detroit./ pT3bN1Mx/ seminal vesicles-yes; 1 of 4 Nodes=pos/Margins=clear/
Recovery very good, 10 days catheter, physically excellent. Sexual dept, showed good signs, injections  for 2 mos. Cialis a couple more mos. Now 80%, no drugs and no complaints. I would trade this for 0's
PSA's. 8/07=.008;11/07=.028;2/08=.062;5/08=.162;8/08=.219
11/08,To Oncologist, Wm Beaumomt Hosp, IMRT 36 trmts. starting PSA=.2, after 30 trtmts,1/09=.1
 


James C.
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Don, good news for your treatment completion. A rest and breather sounds in order now...
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/29/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
COngrats, Don. That's quite an accomplishment.
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
 
 


don826
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations, Don. Sounds like you got through it with minimal issues. Best to you for continued improvement.

 

Don

 


Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and 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
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.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
 
 
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Don!! I agree with the wife and the Dr. For now, celebrate!! Congrats and all the best on the road to recovery!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


zufus
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3149
   Posted 1/29/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Don K (Comdon)- I too went to Henry Ford for possible LRRP only Dr. Menon, looked at my stats which were worse than I even imagined at the time (2002), he said I will not do surgery on you (period)......funny the doc I saw in Bloomfield, Michigan Dr. Kernen had said the prior day consultation...."curative and 1% chance of incontinence". I later found I was totally unreasonable candiate for successful surgery, so had to look at other treatments and did. I did meet the guy whom got the first Robotic Davinci in the USA, he was there on a follow up meeting.

Anyway, Don K I am also in Oakland County area, did you know that Crittenton Hosp. in Rochester Hills, Mi. has walkin psa tests M-F and Sat. (partial day), for $15 only and results mailed to you....anybody from anywhere can walkin and get the testing. Great for fast monitoring of results.

Best to you.

Post Edited (zufus) : 1/30/2009 5:17:06 AM (GMT-7)


Comdon
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 1/30/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the support. I'll be watching the rest of you too. It's a team effort.
Don
Age 53 @ DX
start age 45, 8 yrs tracking PSA at .4-1.5 / DRE suspicious-lumpy left side/Biopsy @ 2001-neg, 2005-neg then in 2007- PSA 2.5/ Biopsy-4left pos, 4 right-neg/Gleason 4+4=8 /
Davinci RP June 17, 2007@ Henry Ford, Detroit./ pT3bN1Mx/ seminal vesicles-yes; 1 of 4 Nodes=pos/Margins=clear/
Recovery very good, 10 days catheter, physically excellent. Sexual dept, showed good signs, injections  for 2 mos. Cialis a couple more mos. Now 80%, no drugs and no complaints. I would trade this for 0's
PSA's. 8/07=.008;11/07=.028;2/08=.062;5/08=.162;8/08=.219
11/08,To Oncologist, Wm Beaumomt Hosp, IMRT 36 trmts. starting PSA=.2, after 30 trtmts,1/09=.1
 


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 1/30/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
You are doing great Don. Congratulations....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!

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